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Stolen Baby Jesus replaced at Kingsport Church Circle Nativity by 5-year-old

JEFF BOBO, Kingsport Times News • Jan 2, 2018 at 3:48 PM

KINGSPORT — The theft of Baby Jesus from the Kingsport Nativity scene last week made 5-year-old Sam Teague so sad that he cried, but before the tears had dried Sam was already planning corrective action.

On Sunday evening, after searching two days for a proper replacement, Sam's grandmother Patty Teague and his great-grandmother Ruth Flanary took him back to Church Circle to put a new Baby Jesus in the manger.

Sam also included a note for the next thieves, asking them to reconsider the theft of Jesus because, "We love him and the real Jesus loves us."

Patty took Sam downtown several times this holiday season to see the Christmas lights and visit the Nativity scene.

More about Sam and the Baby Jesus from the Kingsport Times News.

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