Awww... the little fella.. all he really wanted was some drink money for the pool.
Probably too ashamed to ask someone for it.. maybe his mom yells at him when he asks for money for these things.
While stealing is certainly NOT the answer, I can still feel for the kid.
He DOES need to be confronted in a gentle, yet firm manner about this, or he will think he got by with it, why not again another time.. then again, and again...
It touched my heart that the little guy only took a dollar, when there was so much more there he could have helped himself to.
And yet it's not the amount, but the act itself, and it needs to be addressed.
When you you speak with him.. speak with your heart.. he'll see it in your eyes.
He'll hear your words, but but he will understand with the heart as he looks into your eyes when you lift his face gently to meet eye to eye and heart to heart.
Then whisper a prayer for this young man as you lie down to sleep tonight.