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Good Samaritan buys student new bike after spotting angry note to thief

All’s well that ends well.

THE FEELINGS OF frustration that come about when you leave work to find that your beloved bike has been stolen from its resting place are unrivalled.

olgi Olgi Freyne Source: Fox 32

Olguiemar ‘Olgi’ Freyne knows this all too well. Her only mode of transportation, a $700 (€518) bike was stolen from outside her job on Monday–but she wasn’t taking it sitting down.

The 19-year-old DePaul University student from Chicago quickly filed a police report when she made the discovery after a shift in a local art supply shop, but still didn’t feel that justice would be served.

thebike The $700 bike, RIP Source: Fox 32

Despite being stolen in the middle of the day, there were no leads. Freyre also noticed that the lock was still intact so the thief must have ruined the bike to get it.

I figure they’re selling it for parts, so I don’t really have hope of ever finding it.

With chances of finding the bike really slim, Freyne took matters into her own hands, posting an angry note on the bike rack scene of the crime.

treeletter Source: Ethan Hutchinson

After people started taking photos of the seething letter and posting it online, Fox Chicago‘s report on Freyne’s note caught the attention of one good Samaritan who offered to buy the student a brand new bike. CBS reports that Bob Curry saw the letter and remembered how he felt when the same thing happened to him at 20.

Wadda guy.

Although Freyne said that she was initially reluctant to take it, the Curry was said to be “well off” and met him and his daughter in a local bike shop to make the purchase.

While the bike wasn’t as expensive as the stolen one–by Freyne’s request–it does the job.

They were both super amazing people that sort of restored my hope in society.

However, Olgi told the Huffington Post that she didn’t expect it to go viral, and was merely doing it to vent frustration at the thief.

I didn’t post [the note] because I wanted a new bike and I didn’t post it because I wanted this attention. I did it because I was so mad.

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