What do you do when a fellow Mayor gets robbed in your city? If your name is Gavin Newsom, you send over a bag of swag.
On Monday morning, K.J. told a Sacramento television station that such a thing would never happen in his city.
Johnson said his bag contained a suit that was sentimental to him, because he wore it during his first visit to the White House to meet President Bill Clinton.
Johnson said he had received more than one call from Newsom's office this week to offer his sympathy.
Then Newsom offered more.
Newsom's office said an aid recovered the garment bag from a Good Samaritan in the Tenderloin Tuesday. The suit was still in the bag when it was found.
On Wednesday, the mayor had the bag and a goodie basket hand delivered to Johnson's Sacramento office.
The items appear to be worth more than a lost suit and some toiletries:
"We want to encourage Mayor Johnson to come back and visit San Francisco soon, so we’re extending the
warm hand of hospitality," said Newsom. "When San Francisco’s business community heard about Mayor
Johnson’s misfortune, they stepped up to the plate and donated gifts as an invitation to return to our city."
And that, Newsom hopes, is the final chapter to this garment bag caper of 2009.
It looks like it is. Johnson said he plans to send the young man who found it a reward with his personal thanks.
"And thanks to everyone in San Francisco, from Mayor Newsom on down," Johnson said.