“It was One of Those Instances Where People Might Think the Worst, But in Fact It Turned Out to be a Good News Story”

People can see something and be mistaken about what they see. In January 2007, a person saw some children at a cemetery in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, and called the police, who investigated. It turned out that the children were not stealing flowers; instead, they were trying to replace flowers that the wind had blown off gravesites. A police spokesman said, “At first it was thought these children were taking flowers off graves, but it became clear when we investigated that they were doing a kind act in putting them back. They obviously weren’t able to tell which flowers had come from which graves, but they were doing their best to apportion them out fairly.” He added, “It was one of those instances where people might think the worst, but in fact it turned out to be a good-news story.”

For Further Information: “KIDS’ GOOD DEED BAFFLES PUBLIC.” News and Star (Cumbria, England). 15 January 2007 <http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/kids-good-deed-baffles-public-1.186397?referrerPath=home/2.1962>. Published by <http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk>.

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