'Bring back my wheelbarrow' sign gets results in N.S.
This sign was spotted at the side of the road in Molega Lake, N.S., on July 29, 2017. (Andrew Kilawee / Facebook)
Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:49AM EDT
A simple, hand-painted placard posted at the end of a driveway in Nova Scotia succeeded in changing the mind of an anonymous wheelbarrow thief, who apparently returned the ill-gotten implement a few days after the sign sought its return.
The original sign, which said “BRING BACK MY WHEELBARROW” in large, hand-painted green letters, was spotted sitting at the end of a driveway in rural Nova Scotia on July 29. Days later a second sign was spotted in its place, thanking whoever took the wheelbarrow for returning it.
“THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK MY WHEELBARROW,” the sign said.
Halifax-based TV producer Andrew Killawee posted the original photo on social media July 29, along with the caption: “Rural N.S. Crime Stoppers.” He later posted a photo of the second sign, along with his own incredulous caption that read: “I’m not even kidding…”
Twitter user Anna Scott shared the two photos side-by-side on Twitter, in a tweet that has since garnered tens of thousands of retweets and likes.
“Here’s rural Nova Scotia in two pictures,” she wrote.
Well, here's rural Nova Scotia in two pictures, taken a day apart. Photos by Andrew Killawee pic.twitter.com/BkjBB6qyZf— Anna Scott (@annascottpiano) August 1, 2017