Baby Jesus found his way back to church after 90 years and one family secret can finally be left in the past.
WCBS in New York reported on a Christmas miracle.
A mysterious package showed up at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey this past March (okay, so maybe it was a St. Patrick's Day miracle) and inside was the missing baby Jesus from the church's Nativity scene.
The statue was taken in the 1930s and recently returned with a note reading:
"To Whom it may concern,"
"My Mom told me that the Baby Jesus had been stolen from the church Nativity display at Our Lady of Grace when she was a young girl of about twelve years of age in the early 1930's."
"It came into her father's possession somehow, and I don't know why he didn't return it."
"Instead, he gave it to my Mother after she was married, and she too kept it until her passing when it came to me. Knowing the story, I felt it should be returned to the rightful owner, and you will find it enclosed."
Watch news footage of the story here.
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Twitter wasn't taking the news too seriously.
@thehill Finally Mittens can go home! https://t.co/48jOsrdURB— Jeff Jachens (@Jeff Jachens)1545793660.0
The story of the long-ago stolen baby Jesus, which had been missing since the 1930s, took a turn in March when the… https://t.co/mcxjpzWBYo— NBC 6 South Florida (@NBC 6 South Florida)1545775213.0
@thehill It can only happen in Hoboken— Mr Demus Kratos (@Mr Demus Kratos)1545794420.0
@thehill When I say ‘sweet baby Jesus’ this is not who I mean https://t.co/2PMoKaXUTj— 😎 (@😎)1545793759.0
@thehill It looks like the kid from Stranger Things— Kevin Kroger (@Kevin Kroger)1545794646.0
@thehill I had no idea the the character of Jesus was so old! That’s back in the days of black and white isn’t it?… https://t.co/37TALQS5Uh— welladriansays (@welladriansays)1545794297.0
@thehill Didn’t Netflix just make an animated movie about this— 🍀 Seasonal Danny Montes 🍀 (@🍀 Seasonal Danny Montes 🍀)1545793663.0
@thehill Six pound eight ounce baby Jesus— Jenna Wilson (@Jenna Wilson)1545796945.0
@thehill God: So ... what did you do with your life? Some guy: I STOLE THE BABY JESUS!! God: Yeah ... you're totally not going to heaven.— Benjamin McLean (@Benjamin McLean)1545793799.0
Many people couldn't get past the look of the baby Jesus.
@thehill @BritBratMum Should have brought it back at Easter. Creepy looking too.— Carol (@Carol)1545767768.0
@thehill They really gave JC the Eli Manning face....Smh..The disrespect— 🌑 (@🌑)1545770317.0
@thehill Looks like they gave it a latex paint job. Century-old porcelains do NOT sport flat colors...— Kay Kirscht (@Kay Kirscht)1545794079.0
Father Santora said of the good Samaritan:
"It's never too late to always own up, it's never too late to say I want to do what's right and I hope that's a message that's universal."
A few appreciated the larger message.
@thehill My god it’s a miracle....— Silver Sage (@Silver Sage)1545770046.0
@thehill Hahahaha. Sending thoughts and prayers— Andy burke (@Andy burke)1545768173.0
Okay, so maybe under all the jokes they are feeling the message.