Anonymous donor replaces $1500 a thief stole from a Girl Scout troop

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN Newsource) — When the mother of a Girl Scout got a phone call from a man wanting to help replace the $1,500 that was stolen from her, she though he’d give her $50 or $100.

But that’s not what he had in mind.

“I had a angel come to me this morning at 8:45 and said I’m so sorry what happened to you.”

Traci Brown was selling cookies with her 7-year-old daughters when they were robbed Monday afternoon by a thief who saw her put the money bag in her mini van.

By the time she noticed, he had the bag.

“So I tried to grab him by his dreadlocks, and they slipped out of my hand.”

Struggling, she ended up on the pavement, she said, and was hit by the getaway car,

And minus $1,500 she had in the money bag.

An ABC7 viewer who saw the story called her this morning saying he wanted to help.

“When I saw this pop up on my phone as a transfer, I didn’t know what.. I just screamed.”

“Mr. Jones” would only tell us he was a retired military man.

He said “I saw that and I said, ‘Man that’s terrible.'”

Mom Traci Brown said, “I immediately wanted to run to the bank and get that money out of my account and give to the Girl Scouts. This is going to be such a wonderful lesson for my girls. I’m going teach them that there are really good people in the world.”

Brown says she’s going to sell the cookies in front of her home this week.

She also says she’s keeping the money in a fanny pack this time.

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