Jeremy Clarkson offers to refund five-year-old Harry Clare after thieves have shed tears after stealing the contents of his honesty box booth
Jeremy Clarkson contacted five-year-old Harry Clare after thieves stole the contents of an honesty booth he runs on his parents' glamping site.
The five-year-old boy was left in tears after discovering that his mother's soap and lip balm, along with the contents of an honesty box used by customers to pay for the goods, had been stolen overnight.
After hearing about the heartbreaking story on Thursday, the 60-year-old Grand Tour host vowed to reimburse Harry for the loss.
Kind gesture: Jeremy Clarkson offered to refund five-year-old Harry Clare on Thursday after thieves stole the contents of his honesty box booth and cried it
Jeremy went to Twitter to reach Harry and wrote: “I will make up for everything that has been lost. Please get in touch. And then we feed the thieves in a combine. "
Harry, who also sells eggs and goat's milk at the booth, replenishes his inventory every morning in front of the school, even if he gets all the earnings that were left in the honesty box next to a price list.
But when the boy checked his booth on Tuesday, all he found was his table and a sign.
Harry sells six eggs for £ 1.50, his mother's homemade lip balm for £ 2.50 and soap for £ 2 each, or three for £ 5, so the criminals took a total of £ 40.
To do his part: After hearing about the heartbreaking story, Jeremy went to Twitter to say he would "make up for everything that was lost".
Emotional: Harry was in tears when he discovered that his mother Rosie's soap and lip balm, as well as the contents of an honesty box used by customers, had been stolen overnight
In addition to visitors to the glamping site operated by Harry's parents, the student also sells to hikers on a nearby footpath and even accepts PayPal payments.
Harry's ordeal went viral after auctioneer Phillip Serrell tweeted about the incident. As a result, the student was flooded with support messages and donations from all the way to New York.
Harry said the cowardly acts of the thieves didn't stop him from becoming a shopkeeper when he grew up.
He said: "I have lost my shop and I am very sad. I liked to make people happy.
"I still want to be a shopkeeper because I want to sell my mother's soap. I'll keep going."
His mother said they had decided to set the honesty level when Harry told her he wanted to be a shopkeeper after being inspired by a book he had read at school.
Heartbreaking ordeal: Harry, who also sells eggs and goat milk at the booth, replenishes his inventory every morning in front of the school, even if he picks up any income, but found it searched on Tuesday