THE prayers of a Griffith boy who had a cherished keyboard stolen have been answered.
After Miracle Fanene's story appeared in The Area News on Wednesday, calls of offers to replace the instrument flooded in.
The emotional 11-year-old said he never expected to see such kindness and thanked everyone for their generous offers.
"I really appreciate this," he said.
"I feel that I haven't been unnoticed. I never expected this. We had wished that whoever took it would give it back but we didn't expect so many people to be so kind.
"I'm so happy. I want to thank Mr Vecchio and everyone else who would help me like this."
Owner of Miatronics, Ross Vecchio, was the first of many locals to come forward with offers to replace the stolen keyboard.
A new keyboard has been ordered through Yamaha and Mr Vecchio expects Miracle will be playing again within a few days.
"I read the story while I was having a coffee on Wednesday morning and it really touched me. I had a guitar stolen at a gig about 15 years ago and I never got it back," he said.
"The thing that impressed me most about Miracle's story was the fact that he wasn't worried about the Wii games or anything else, it was the keyboard that was most important. You can see he's a passionate musician.
"I've been in touch with Yamaha and they have agreed to help me as well."
Miracle's mum Sue Mose said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of so many in Griffith.
"This is unbelievable," she said.
"He is my miracle boy. I called him that because I had so much trouble carrying him. At three months I started to have problems with high blood pressure and had to go to hospital in Wagga.
"My family did a lot of prayers and fasting and the doctors worked hard to keep him in my womb. But he had to be delivered early at eight months. After I had the caesarean I had complications. I nearly died. I couldn't breastfeed him or hold him that's why his godmother, who taught him how to play the keyboard, cared for him.
"He is my miracle baby and so precious to us all."