Robert Hale, the Mayor of Midvale, a small Utah town, recently shared a heartwarming letter of apology on the establishment’s Facebook page. Hale said the handwritten letter had been sent by an anonymous 90-year-old “sorrowful citizen” who wanted to apologize for stealing a stop sign when he was young.
Mayor Said That Donated Money Will Be Used to Replace Another Stop Sign
Hale recalls how the entire Mayor’s was absolutely puzzled when the letter in question arrived. No one knew what to make of it – was is legit or perhaps some kind of clever hoax?
After reading the letter, Hale figured that it was the real deal – a heartfelt apology coming from a man who had to live with the weight of what he did when he was a “thoughtless teenager.”
Together with the letter of apology, the unknown citizen enclosed a $50 which should cover for the stop sign. As the story goes, 75 years ago, the man stole a stop sign from Midvale. Apparently, he felt so guilty for what he did, that he decided to make some sort of amends.
Well, it doesn’t matter how much times passes, it’s the gesture that counts. In the letter, the unknown man mentions that he’s now trying to mend some of the things he did wrong during his life. He also says that he’s ninety.
The “sorrowful citizen” finished the letter by writing that he wishes to be forgiven by God and that he’s truly sorry for every he did wrong. He also asked the Mayor or anyone who happens to come across his letter to use the money in the envelope to buy a new stop sign.
Hale declared that, unfortunately, there’s no way to track down the letter’s author, but his $50 bill will be used to replace a stolen stop sign.
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