Nurse Theresa Bowick

In Rochester, New York, Theresa Bowick founded a neighborhood all-ages health and fitness group, the Conkey Cruisers. When the majority of the group’s bicycles were stolen, an appeal to the community resulted in the donation of three times as many bikes.

But that isn’t the best part. Here is what Nurse Bowick gave ABC News to broadcast:

I just want to ensure that the people that did this know I love them and that our program is open to them. We’re just extremely sorry that life’s circumstances led them to a place in which they had to make a decision like this to rob a free neighborhood program of bicycles.