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Teen Accidentally Destroys This Lady’s Mailbox, Offers To Pay For It & Bakes Cookies As An Apology, Showing That Faith In Humanity Is Not Lost
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Teen Accidentally Destroys This Lady’s Mailbox, Offers To Pay For It & Bakes Cookies As An Apology, Showing That Faith In Humanity Is Not Lost

Quite often, teenagers get a bad rep for being irresponsible, careless and inconsiderate to others. However, this generalization is simply not true, as there are many young people who are kind, thoughtful and own up to their actions. One of them is Owen Sullivan, a teenager from Lincoln, who was praised online after he kindly apologized for hitting a woman’s mailbox.

Recently, Sullivan was driving on an icy, snow-covered road when he accidentally hit a mailbox with his truck. Instead of driving away and not worrying about it, the young man decided to write a little note, gather all of the money he had and give it to the owners of the mailbox.

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The owner of the mailbox, Crystal Collins, was so impressed that the boy decided to own up to it and said he should keep the money. However, Sullivan, couldn’t let it go. He decided the only way he could make up for his actions is to at least bake some cookies for the woman after damaging her property.

After receiving this kind apology gift, the woman was so stunned she realized she had to find his parents. With the help of a Facebook post, which quickly went viral, Collins tracked down Sullivan’s parents only to tell them how proud they should be of their son. “It was really, really refreshing, there’s a lot of ugly things in this world, and I wanted to share the post especially with his parents,” said Collins.

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Naomi Wayker
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2 years ago

That is one respectful dude

Monty Glue
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2 years ago

My congratulations to his parents for raising a good, responsible young man. And my hat's off to the young gentleman for knowing what the right thing to do was, and he DID it! There is hope for the world yet.

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

I was playing with a friend in a parking lot of a community and accidentally broke this mans side mirror on his car. My friend ran home, but I walked up to the door, rang the doorbell and confessed to the accident. I said I would pay to replace it and gave him my phone number to contact my Dad. When I got home, my Dad said he would pay for the mirror, but I had to work off the cost with chores. I did the chores, the man replaced the mirror, and my Dad sent me to the man's house with the cash. When I handed it to him, he smiled and handed back saying he liked my honesty. I tried to give it back to my Dad and he refused to take it saying I had done the right thing and earned a right to keep it. He doesn't know, but I spent the money on a Christmas present for my Dad that year...I felt to guilty about spending on myself.

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful parents, wonderful young man. What a great story.

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Naomi Wayker
Community Member
2 years ago

That is one respectful dude

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

My congratulations to his parents for raising a good, responsible young man. And my hat's off to the young gentleman for knowing what the right thing to do was, and he DID it! There is hope for the world yet.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

I was playing with a friend in a parking lot of a community and accidentally broke this mans side mirror on his car. My friend ran home, but I walked up to the door, rang the doorbell and confessed to the accident. I said I would pay to replace it and gave him my phone number to contact my Dad. When I got home, my Dad said he would pay for the mirror, but I had to work off the cost with chores. I did the chores, the man replaced the mirror, and my Dad sent me to the man's house with the cash. When I handed it to him, he smiled and handed back saying he liked my honesty. I tried to give it back to my Dad and he refused to take it saying I had done the right thing and earned a right to keep it. He doesn't know, but I spent the money on a Christmas present for my Dad that year...I felt to guilty about spending on myself.

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful parents, wonderful young man. What a great story.

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