Store finds broken bauble girl

Hillingdon Times: A girl, who signed her name as Faith, wrote a letter of apology after she broke a bauble at a John Lewis store
A girl, who signed her name as Faith, wrote a letter of apology after she broke a bauble at a John Lewis store

A five-year-old girl who wrote a letter of apology to department store John Lewis after she broke a bauble has been found following a social media campaign.

The girl, who signed her name as Faith, sent the letter after she accidentally broke the decoration while visiting a shop in Cambridge.

She stuck two £1 coins to the note, which she posted to the "Christmas Department" of the store, the Daily Mail said.

Branch manager Dominic Joyce launched a bid to find the girl on Twitter using the tag #findfaith, saying he would like to thank her for the "adorable gesture".

John Lewis confirmed that the girl's parents had been in touch this morning but had indicated that no further thanks was needed.

The letter read: "To John Lewis Cambridge. I'm sorry I broke a Christmas bauble on Saturday. It cost two pounds. Here is the money for it. Sorry again, Faith, aged 5."

Mr Joyce said Faith had clearly been well brought up.

He said: "We didn't have much to go on - just a first name, a Cambridge postmark and what might be a self-portrait.

"We get lots of nice letters but nothing quite as special as this."

He added that because the girl had visited on one of the store's busiest weekends, nobody had noticed the broken bauble.

Mr Joyce also tweeted: "The cutest letter sent to JL Cambridge. There is no address so we wanted to thank Faith on Twitter."

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