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‘What would Jesus do?’: US restaurant owner offers job to thief after break-in

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A restaurant owner in the US state of Georgia has offered a job to a burglar who broke in into his diner over the weekend after being inspired by Jesus' example at Easter.

“To the would be robber who is clearly struggling with life decisions or having money issues... please swing by for a job application”, Carl Wallace wrote on a Facebook post which included his personal mobile number and pictures of the restaurant’s smashed doors.

“There are better opportunities out there than this path you’ve chosen,” the Facebook post reads.

“Let’s sit down and talk about how we could help you and fix the road you’re on. Sincerely Carl.”

The man broke into Diablo’s Southwest Grill on Saturday at around 4am and left empty-handed as Wallace told local media the cash machine the man had taken was empty.

During an interview with Sky news, Wallace said that his first reactions were anger and frustration but that he was inspired to think of a "better response" in view of it being the Easter weekend.

"What would Jesus do? Would Jesus have somebody locked up or would he offer forgiveness?

"We all as humans have to have a level of forgiveness to each other and try to find a better way because there's so much hate in this world… we don't understand each other's problems and challenges in life."

Wallace has not heard back from the robber.  

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