One act of kindness has inspired another (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
One act of kindness has inspired another. We recently told you about a Wilmington boy who put up inspirational posters in his neighborhood. He wanted to bring neighbors together after a rash of break-ins, and today, someone has reached out to help him.
Last week 10-year-old Lliam Fay told us how thieves broke into his home, smashing windows and stealing from his family. But instead of staying angry, he wanted to do something good. He taped up posters in his neighborhood, with motivational quotes. And now Lliam's story has inspired others to help him.
"To see that little kid do what he's done, I thought that was remarkable and I wanted to help. I wanted to do something," says Rusty Jarrett, who has a glass repair business in Wilmington.
He did do something. When he saw Lliam's story, he offered to fix a broken window in Lliam's home. The glass was shattered after a thief broke in. It only took about 15 minutes out of Jarrett's day, but his kind act left a lasting impression on his mother, Faye Fay.
"It's humbling," she says. "It's hard to imagine someone being so kind and not expecting anything from it and I love the fact though that something good has come from all of this."
Wilmington Police say they have increased their patrols in the area, but so far no one has been arrested for any of these break-ins. Neighbors have reported 16 since last month. If you have any information that could help call the Wilmington Police Department.