GLEN ROCK, N.J.– The first thing that 5-year-old Finn McNair of Glen Rock did Wednesday morning was ride his new bicycle.
"It rides fast," he said.
Glen Rock fathers Matt Boyle and Dan Kehm left the wheels on the front porch, with a taped note, after Finn's mom told them a thief had swiped Finn's.
"We were very sorry to hear your bike was stolen," the note read. "Please accept this bike as a replacement."
"Right when I came down the stairs, I saw it," Finn said. "It was perfect."
Kehm has twin 12-year-old boys who were growing too big for their bicycles. He put them up for sale, and Finn's mom, Susan Davis McNair, took him to check them out.
Unfortunately, Finn was too small to fit on either one.
Kehm played golf with Boyle on Sunday and told his friend about the situation.
As it turned out, Boyle was jogging through Ridgewood Monday night when he saw two bicycles left at the curb of a home near Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
"He called me out of breath," said Kehm, "and said one was the right size for Finn."
Kehm got in his car and fetched that one. It was damaged, though.
"The chain was off, the seat was messed up," he said.
So he grabbed the other bike and a third that he saw on his drive home.
Kehm removed and replaced the broken parts, then spray-painted the frame.
Finn gave his new friends high-fives.
"I really like [my bike] a lot," Finn said. "I take it across the street to go fishing."