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Update: Christmas tree decorations returned to Wilmington Family

A Wilmington family, who lost their grandson on Thanksgiving a year ago, woke up Tuesday morning to their Christmas display in his memory vandalized. (Source: WECT) A Wilmington family, who lost their grandson on Thanksgiving a year ago, woke up Tuesday morning to their Christmas display in his memory vandalized. (Source: WECT)
Aaron Long, Daniel Salvano's grandson, was struck and killed by a cab driver on Thanksgiving night one year ago, when he was walking across Wrightsville Avenue. (Source: Facebook) Aaron Long, Daniel Salvano's grandson, was struck and killed by a cab driver on Thanksgiving night one year ago, when he was walking across Wrightsville Avenue. (Source: Facebook)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A Wilmington family, who lost their grandson on Thanksgiving a year ago, woke up Tuesday morning to their Christmas display in his memory vandalized.

On Thursday the family called saying they woke up to all their stolen decorations returned to them. The family said two other homes in the neighborhood had vandalism to their Christmas decorations this week as well. 

The Salvano and Penny's family woke up to cut cords, stolen candy canes and a mess of wires and destruction. While only a small part of the massive display was destroyed, it's a display that holds a deep meaning to this family.

Silver and gold bells spelling out "Love you Aaron" hang above the manger at the home on Mallard Drive.

"Christmas is a great day not only for the baby being born baby Jesus, but it brings the family together," said Daniel Salvano. 

Aaron Long, Daniel Salvano's grandson, was struck and killed by a cab driver on Thanksgiving night one year ago, when he was walking across Wrightsville Avenue.

Long and his grandfather would put the display up every year together. Now a star hangs in the window, serving as a reminder of a life lost too soon. 

Police came out to the Salvano and Penny home Wednesday and filed a police report. Although the damage is minimal, Salvano said it's just the principal.

"Anybody that I can think of if you really need something all you gotta do is ask. I'd rather buy for them then do something like that, I would buy these people some candy canes," Salvano stated. 

Salvano said he'll get the display back to normal as soon as he can, so he can keep the spirit of Christmas, and the memories he and his grandson created alive. 

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