Heinz Graciously Rewards Ketchup Thief For Returning Bottles To Restaurant
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Aug 2019
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Heinz believes that people can’t always be faulted for their past mistakes, and that everyone deserves a second chance.
In a new saucy story, someone had stolen a bottle of ketchup from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in New Jersey, but later felt guilty about the deed and purchased two 32-oz Heinz Ketchup for the restaurant as an apology.
The gifts arrived with a handwritten note by the self-proclaimed “awful person,” who learned the hard way that karma would soon ketchup to people.
“A few hours [after] I did it, someone crashed into my car, and since then, karma, luck and life have been s**t,” the thief wrote. “I hope returning two new bottles will restore some for me, and I can stop carrying around this guilt.”
The sender also described the move as, “the worst thing I’ve done.”
The bottles and letter were found by the restaurant’s manager as she was closing the location for the day, and were handed to owner Maria DiLeo.
DiLeo told CNN that she “really felt bad” about the thief’s predicament, commenting that “she’s got to be 17, 18, 19.” In fact, she did not even notice that a bottle was missing from her restaurant.
The franchise’s owner later took to Facebook to tell the offender, “You’re forgiven.”
Heinz got hold of the affair, and was equally forgiving to the “Reformed Ketchup Thief.”
“We get it, Heinz makes you do crazy things,” the company tweeted. To help improve her luck, Heinz presented her with some “good ketchup karma” and offered to compensate for her car damages.
The brand also confirmed that the “Reformed Ketchup Thief” has since gotten in touch, and thanked social media users for circulating its announcement.
To the person that returned this. You are forgiven. Hope all goes better for you lesson learned.Posted by Maria DiLeo on Thursday, August 1, 2019
Reformed Ketchup Thief,— Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) August 7, 2019
We get it, Heinz makes you do crazy things. In honor of your good Ketchup Karma, we’d love to help you with your car damages. DM us. We’ll keep your identity top secret.
Great News! We found the Reformed Ketchup Thief. Thank you to all who helped get the word out.— Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) August 9, 2019
[via CNN, images via various sources]
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