By Steve Neavling
More than 40 years after someone stole a Norman Rockwell painting from a family home in New Jersey, the artwork is back in the owners’ possession thanks to the FBI.
The painting of a chubby boy resting against a tree was a pized possession of the Grant family. Robert Grant paid just $50 or $100 for the painting, the New York Times reports. 
On Friday, one of Robert Grant’s sons, John, picked up the painting from an FBI agent at federal building in Philadelphia.
“It’s unbelievable,” Grant said. “The dream came true, and my dad would be so happy.”
On the 40th anniversary of the painting’s theft, the FBI issued a press release about the stolen painting, generating fresh attention.
It worked. An anonymous antique dealer turned over the painting. The dealer is not believed to be a suspect.
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