Elderly Vacaville woman has walker stolen, anonymous community member replaces it

- A member of the Vacaville community stepped up to replace an elderly woman’s walker after her house was burglarized, according to the Vacaville Police Department. And on Thursday, the vital piece of equipment was delivered to Betty at her home. 

Last week, Betty left her house and went into town. She came home to a ransacked house. While shuffling through the mess, Betty noticed her mobility tool, which has seemingly little value to the average burglar, was missing.

“As Betty experienced an emotional rollercoaster, she searched through the remaining belongings and noticed a three-wheeled walker had been stolen during the burglary,” the police wrote in a Facebook post

Betty needs her walker to safely move around her house. And when a community member heard of the burglary, they decided to contact police and offer a helping hand. The community member, who asked to remain anonymous, donated money so the walker could be replaced.

Officers were able to complete the kind gesture and provide Betty with a brand new three-wheeled walker.

“Betty was taken back by the random act of kindness and showed immense gratitude,” the post said. “She loved her new walker and was excited to move about her house without worry.” 

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