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When Monica Thomas, 19, was robbed last Friday, she wasn’t worried about her money and credit cards. She had the ashes of her deceased baby in her purse and she’s begging the thief to bring them back. “Everything else is irrelevant,” she told an Alabama NBC affiliate.

Thomas’ son, named Jamar Simmons, Jr., was born this spring but died just hours later. The heartbroken new mother had been carrying her baby’s ashes to bury him next to her mother. She asked, “Put them on the porch or even just call and tell me where it is, and I’ll be grateful. I just want my baby back.” I can’t imagine going through the double tragedy of losing a baby and then not even being able to lay him to rest. Hopefully the thief hears her plea, has a heart, and bring the infant’s remains back to his mother.

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