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The Kind Thief

A professor at Umea University in northern Sweden was upset when his laptop computer was stolen. It wasn’t so much the computer, but the data. “Unfortunately, I have been bad at backing up my computer,” he lamented. The professor asked to remain anonymous; he was noted only as being a leader is his field. A week later, he got a surprise in the mail: a memory stick that was taken with the computer. The thief had backed up the professor’s data, and sent it to him. “I am very happy,” the professor said. “This story makes me feel hope for humanity.” (RC/Sweden Local) ...Ah, so he’s a sociology professor.
Original Publication Date: 17 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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