If Esau Didn’t Repent, Why Did He Reconcile With Jacob?

Hebrews 12:17
Joel Webbon

Hebrews 12:17 says, “For you know that afterward, when [Esau] desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.” So, according to Scripture, Esau did not (and COULD not) repent. If this is the case, why does Esau appear to forgive Jacob and then reconcile with him? This text is quite confusing because later in Esau’s life, he really seems to behave like a Christian.