"Jesus is the reason for the season!" proclaims Kym Whitley just a day after being the victim of a robbery.
The veteran actress and comedian was robbed on Christmas Eve, losing a host of personal effects as well as items belonging to her brother and father.
But despite the setback, Whitley didn't let it put a damper on her holiday spirit and celebration.
She took to her Instagram page to write:
"Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We got Robbed last night, and it bothered me but not really. Maybe because my brother @KyleWhitley lost the most. I guess after my mother passed away in 2011, I view life differently. I’m thankful that they didn’t rob us at gun point, I’m thankful my dad didn’t get hurt, I m thankful that every thing my brother lost can be replaced. Jesus is the reason for the season and if the person that Robbed us needed those things to feed his family and not his habit, then I’m ok with it. God bless you all, smile at someone today, tell someone you love them and remember love last forever, materials things last until the new one comes out."
No suspects have been named in the crime.