PORTALES (AP) — A New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent an alma mater a box of toilet paper to repay the university for loot the student took from a dormitory.
Eastern New Mexico University said Wednesday that it received the yuletide gift box this week along with a Christmas card and written apology note.
The box contained five packages of 16 "Big Rolls" each of Angel Soft 2-ply, septic-safe tissue for a total of 80 rolls.
The anonymous writer apologized for stealing the bathroom tissue years ago and said a new born Christian faith led to the good deed.
"Years ago when I was a young immature college student I took toilet paper from your dormitory as a prank," the handwritten note said. "I apologize for that and offer this case. Jesus Christ has made such a difference in my life and has prompted me to repay for any sins I've done even from so long ago. ... God Bless and Merry Christmas."
The note wasn't signed, according to ENMU officials.
The pre-printed front of the Christmas card read, "Holy Bible," and pre-printed portion inside read, "To wish you the special gifts of Christmas.Peace, Good Will and abiding Happiness."
ENMU officials said that although the school appreciates the nice holiday gesture, it is donating the tissue to the Christian Children's Home near Portales. The toilet paper does not fit the school's dispensers, official said.
"We express our admiration to the anonymous donor for their integrity and character," said Wendel Sloan, director of ENMU Media Relations. "We never even knew that the toilet tissue was missing, but thank our graduate for doing what they thought was right. If they ever want to reveal their identity, we assure them that we have nothing but respect and appreciation for them and would like the opportunity to tell them. If they have a guilty conscience, we want them to know that all is forgiven."