Cranbrook, BC is one of my favorite small towns. And after this, it still is 🙂
But then, as he looked at the young woman who had taken his dog, he says he recognized an old version of himself in her eyes.
“She was very evidently hooked on drugs,” he said. “I gave her a hug and she said, ‘Why would you hug a piece of s**t like me?’”
Morton told her: “I was addicted to drugs for years. I know what you’re on. I know what you’re doing. I completely forgive you.”
Instead of giving her the reward money, for fear she would spend it on drugs, Morton asked whether he could pay for her to go to rehab.
She said yes and the pair hugged, crying together.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Sgt. Chris Manseau confirmed the story to CNN.
And it gets better but you have to read to the end to learn of the other person who he and friends also helped.
I’m still smiling 🙂