Cheers to that person who wrote in and confessed about her past experiences with shoplifting. I am assuming that it would take a lot of courage to say something like that to the world, even if you chose to remain anonymous. However, it probably feels really good to finally get it off of your chest and leave the past behind you, heading in a new, better direction. I want to congratulate that mystery girl from Hull, Mass., for stepping up to the plate and giving such a powerful message.
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