I have long said the most amazing thing about Mainers is that they will rally together to help fellow Mainers and those they love. It's one thing that makes Maine such a special place!

On Saturday, July 14th we shared with you the heart-wrenching story of someone stealing over a $1000 from Bo Merchant in Hall Quarry, from his pay as you go woodpile. What was amazing was Bo's response, as he and his family put this sign up afterwards

"To whomever is in such dire need they felt they needed to hack open this money box and steal over $1000 (he was saving) from this fixed income, retired kind man who has lived here and worked all of his life BTW - his name is Bo Merchant. He forgives you because that is who he is. He would have given it to you if you were in need, because that too is who he is. If you need help...drop a note in the box. He will try and help. If you are just a thief and don't care - It's never too late to change"

Since that time, offers of help have flooded Bo and checks have been sent and dropped off in the money box. On Tuesday, Tony Murray from Fairway Auto Sales in Hancock with his wife Nicole and daughter Chloe presented Bo with a check for $500

Should you wish to mail a check, Bo's address is Bo Merchant PO Box 15  Northeast Harbor ME 04662