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Pregnant woman's car, baby items stolen but there's a happy ending

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

A pregnant Longview woman who had her car stolen found a happy ending to a bad situation.

A Clark County Sheriff’s deputy found the stolen Honda Civic on Monday, a week after it was taken. He happened to casually mention that the woman who owns the car is nine months pregnant, and her newly-purchased baby gear was stolen out of the car.

Upon hearing this, the woman who called in the abandoned vehicle said something Deputy Scott Holmes did not expect.

"She took hold of that with a vengeance," said Holmes. "She said whatever she needs, you let us know."

Holmes said the woman's husband went with him to a nearby Walmart and the two bought enough baby gear to fill the back of his patrol car. 

"And that gentleman, he would not accept my money," said Holmes. "I couldn’t even give him 20 bucks."

Holmes said he called the car's owner after the shopping trip to tell her the car had been found. When she arrived, he surprised her with the gifts.

"He opened up the back door and started pulling and handing me two boxes of diapers, and I just started bawling hysterically," said Jennifer, the car's owner, who preferred not to give her last name. "I had lost hope in humanity right there, just how such horrible people could do such horrible things, and it was just a light in the darkness, really."

The couple who bought the items wished to remain anonymous, but thanked Deputy Holmes for sharing the woman's story with them and accepting their offer to help. 

Communicating via text message, the mysterious donor said, "My husband and I were in a position to share with her and show her love. Our family has a strong faith in Christ, and we felt compelled to bless this mom and baby."

Among the items purchased during the impromptu shopping spree were a new child seat, baby clothes, and diapers.

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