A kind-hearted resident who locals have nicknamed the 'Loftus angel' has been leaving crocheted love hearts in neighbourhood letterboxes - and now the hunt is on to find out the angel's identity.
Wendy Sorby, a shire resident for 57 years, said when she and her neighbours found their hearts it "really rocked our socks off".
"Someone's filled in their time with love," said the 81-year-old. "It moved us, it's really touching."
Mrs Sorby said the hearts, which were crocheted from wool yarn, were left in letterboxes along National and Third Avenues, and perhaps beyond.
That's at least 20 hearts along National Avenue and potentially many more around the neighbourhood.
The angel included a typed note that read: "Here's some leafy Loftus love. Hope you are doing OK."
Mrs Sorby said "you just melted after you read the note, it was given with such love and thought".
She said Loftus was a "lovely community" and the thoughtful gesture "doesn't surprise me for the shire".
"It's the type of community spirit we saw during the 1994 bushfires," she said.
What would Mrs Sorby's message be to the Loftus angel?
"Thank you for your thoughtfulness, it's so much appreciated in these troubled times."
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