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USA TODAY

Park rangers at Gigantic Smoky Mountains National Park were chuffed to behold an apology within the mail that integrated the return of stolen park property. 

A tourist named Karina determined she preferred the Deep Creek set up of the nationwide park so unparalleled that she wanted to take a “souvenir” house with her — a coronary heart-fashioned rock. 

“I especially preferred Tom Branch Falls,” which is found in North Carolina, Karina wrote. 

“I am sorry, and I must come help it,” Karina acknowledged of the rock. “Also, here is a donation!”

Park rangers posted the apology letter on Fb, along with a photo of the rock being returned to Tom Branch Falls and a hand-drawn image of Tom Branch Falls. 

The put up does no longer contain Karina’s age.

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“Thank you so unparalleled for returning the rock!” rangers posted on Fb. “It has made its manner help to Tom Branch Falls. We’re so joyful you really liked your search the advice of with. Already, you are changing into a fanciful steward for the park. Thank you for recognizing that what is within the park need to aloof tackle within the park.”

Taking the rock is quite of a large deal — or no longer it is illegal

“If every visitor took a rock house, that would indicate 11 million rocks might per chance well well well be long past from the park yearly!” park rangers wrote on Fb. “The park would positively no longer be beautiful unparalleled as good because it used to be forward of.”

Rangers additionally mentioned that rocks within the Smoky Mountains present properties for “a total bunch of creatures.” 

“Now that you just realize to go nature the manner you discover it, we hope you are going to encourage part this message with others,” rangers acknowledged. 

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