When Linda, a criminal court judge, had to send Jonathan, a crippled single parent, to jail for theft, she was forced to make a tough decision.
With the intention of paying for it later, Jonathan had stolen medication for his ill daughter.
Reading over Jonathan’s records, Linda discovered that her long-lost son had the same birthday as him and that he had Erb’s palsy.
Linda couldn’t help but wonder whether Jonathan was her missing son because she had lost her son 38 years prior due to financial difficulties and her husband’s choice to place him up for adoption.
Once Jonathan was given a jail sentence, Linda went to see him and got to know his history and adoptive parents.
When she invited him to participate in a DNA test with her, the findings showed that they were in fact related.
Her long-lost child was Jonathan. Linda felt both happiness and regret for putting her own son to prison.
She frequently paid him visits, providing encouragement and aid in securing his release.
Linda gained important knowledge on the value of empathy and comprehension.
Linda was thankful for the chance to make up for her previous behavior because everyone has their own challenges and hardships.
She came to see that there are frequently personal and emotional considerations that need to be taken into account and that justice is not always clear-cut.
The moment Linda saw her long-lost son again, her life was whole and joyful.
She came to understand that everyone is entitled to a second chance and that sometimes the best life lessons are learned in the most unexpected ways.
Linda will always be grateful for this experience since it helped her develop personally and helped her comprehend what it really means to be just and compassionate.