They say that “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching,” and these days there are cameras everywhere, so someone is pretty much always watching!
Jesse Robertson of Idaho Falls, Idaho decided to set up a camera to see if the Trick or Treaters visiting her house on Halloween would behave themselves. According to KBOI 2News, Jesse put up a sign that read, “Do a trick, take a treat! Only one or two please. You’re on camera!”
She was hoping to catch video of the kids who waltz up to someone’s porch and swipe the entire bowl of candy before other trick or treaters can get there. Jesse did in fact see a kid do just that, but it’s what happened after the candy was gone that has everybody praising the good manners and generous nature of one boy.
“This kid in the video did something that would surprise just about anybody these days,” Jesse said. “So I (thought) everyone should see it.”
The video shows the boy, dressed in his Halloween costume, approaching the empty candy bowl. When he sees the bowl is empty, he expresses a short moment of disappointment to his mom before doing a cute little twirl as his “trick.” He and his mom start to walk away, but then the boy does something extraordinary: he returns to the bowl and drops a few pieces of his own candy loot into the bowl.
“That’s better,” he says in a self-satisfied kind of way. He and his mom then continue on their way down the street.
Jesse shared the video on her Facebook page along with the note, “When someone steals all the candy and then this happens! If anyone knows this kid or his mom please message me!”
Hopefully the boy will step forward so we can all give him a pat on the back. We should all be so quick to right a wrong and give generously!
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