Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen
May 19, 2017
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol.
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday tweeted out a photo of the boy's apology letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailever and the caption, 'I think we can forgive Samuel, don't you think, Oregonians?' The tweet immediately got many likes and retweets.
In the pencil-written letter, Samuel explains that he visited the Capitol Building on a classroom tour on April 19 and took the items.
"These things were not mine and it was wrong for me to take them....