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Man Finds Kid’s Apology Letter About Scratching His Truck Even When He Doesn’t See Damage

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

If you’re a car owner, you know how difficult it can be to maintain your vehicle. To keep things running smoothly, you want to be on constant alert for strange noises and lights.

But the exterior of the car also matters. You want it to look as good as possible, but you can’t always be around to keep an eye on it. Some things are out of your hands, and total strangers can damage your vehicle when you’re not around.

But when John Zelnio got a letter in the mail about his truck, he was confused. The letter was clearly from a kid, and it was an apology for having scratched his truck with a skateboard.

It read, “Mister, I want to say I’m sorry. My friends and I were running across the street where your truck was parked, and my friend pushed me into your truck and I scratched your truck with my skateboard.”

Also enclosed in the letter was $40 to cover the cost of the damage, with the promise of more money to come.

But there was one problem: John could not see any damage to his truck! He went public with the letter and hopes to find the youngster behind the touching gesture so he can return the money!

Please SHARE if you want to help John find the author of this honest note!

Footage provided by WQAD Quad Cities

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