A WOMAN who had her late father’s plant ripped from her garden has been offered a glimmer of hope in the darkest of times.
Jodie Nitis lost her father in October last year.
Her husband then spent close to a month relocating her father’s beloved Yakka plants and palms from his home to a purpose-made garden bed at her Tolland house.
But Mrs Nitis returned from a night shift on Wednesday to discover dug up dirt strewn across the garden where her father’s Yakka was planted.
“When my husband got home, we was walking up and down the street,” she said.
“It was nowhere to be found. My dad absolutely loved them.”
But after a post on a Facebook Neighbourhood Watch page, offers from complete strangers to gift the family with clippings from their own Yakkas began to flood in.
I really appreciate how kind they are to someone they don't know.- Jodie Nitis
The gestures acted as a ray of light from a town she said she “has lost faith in”.
“I grew up here and it wasn’t anything like this,” she said.
“The crime in this town is just getting to be a joke. I really appreciate how kind they are to someone they don’t know, but it’s just not the same.”
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