Fourth grade boys find and return woman's purse three years after it was stolen

  • 31 Oct - 06 Nov, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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Two young boys in Nebraska are being praised for doing the right thing after they discovered a woman's stolen purse near a creek and went out of their way to return it to her. Mallory Pittman-Morris said she never expected to be reunited with her bag after someone smashed her car window and stole it three years ago while she was watching her son play soccer. When two fourth-graders, Eli Rempe and Sam Yarpe, showed up at her door Sunday afternoon holding that same purse, she was completely blown away. Earlier in the day, Rempe and Yarpe said they were playing near a creek at the Papillion Soccer Fields in Papillion when they stumbled upon the bag. After the boys made the discovery, they decided to do something about it – and set out to find Pittman-Morris so they could personally return the bag. Through Facebook, and with the help of a parent, the boys were able to successfully contact Pittman-Morris before delivering the purse to her house this weekend. As a token of appreciation, Pittman-Morris gave Yarpe and Rempe some candy – but the boys said their actions had nothing to do with getting a reward and everything to do with simply being a good person.