Megan Bratten is not pressing charges against an apologetic thief who stole her van while she was shopping in a K-Mart.

She knew there was a phone in the vehicle so began texting the thief describing how she needed the van for work so she could provide for her five children.

For three hours Bratten continued texting, reports KCTV-5 who interviewed the woman. On her final text, she desperately pleaded.

“OMG car thief people can you just give me my van back!,” she wrote. “It would be epic, the miracle I need right now.”

He finally replied saying, “I do feel bad…my kids needed a meal on the table so that’s what their dad did, got them food. I know its wrong but it’s been so hard since I lost my job.”

Then, Bratten was given specific directions to pick up the van, a vehicle she described as leaking transmission fluid.

When she found the van, there was an empty bottle of transmission fluid in the van that had been used to fill it up.

She didn’t have the heart to go to police, saying that “in the end, he really did the right thing.

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