The thought process is likely something about how the Hospital will just get a new one.
It wouldn't have anything to specifically be about the kids.
Not lessening the enormity of what the thieves did. Just pointing out that motivations aren't always directly related to victims.
I'm also curious as to why some people find this more egregious than someone stealing a PS4 from Jimmy down the road.
Does Jimmy deserve a PS4 less than a cancer kid? I mean, excluding the knowledge that this particular PS4 would have been shared around by a couple of kids. The crime itself is the same.
Does the victim really change the crime? Surely the crime is just as reprehensible no matter who the victim is.
If we are to be fair and just, and treat criminals (depending on the specific crime) all the same no matter their station in life... should that not extend to the victim too?
If the victims station in life affects the reaction to the crime, then should not the criminal's station also affect the reaction to the crime?