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Man Looking For Kid That Scratched His Truck After Receiving Thoughtful Note

Despite reports to the contrary, we don’t need to lose faith in humanity just yet. There remain plenty of folks out there that will go out of their way to do the right thing. Unfortunately, those folks don’t get all that much attention.

The attention is reserved not only for those that yell the loudest but also for those that go out of the way to do the wrong thing. Here’s a story that helps to demonstrate that there’s still plenty of attention left over for those that help keep our faith in humanity strong.

As WHNT shares, an Illinois business owner is on the lookout for an anonymous person that scratched up his work truck - but it’s not for the reasons you think. The party responsible left him an anonymous letter with some cash to help take care of the damage.

John Zelnio is hoping to track down the person that left him the note, and he shared what it said to help him in his efforts.

"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," the letter read. “I am sending you my grass cutting money for the insurance. My dad said his had a hundred dollar payment for things like this."

Zelnio, the owner of Zelnio Construction, received the letter, which didn’t include a return address. The letter included $40, but Zelnio insists his truck wasn’t damaged. He wants to track down the well-intentioned youngster to return his hard-earned cash.

"It is awesome. It made me feel good people are trying to do the right thing," he said.

The writer of the letter also promised to "send some more next week when I finish some more yards."

Interestingly, Zelnio also just so happens to be the president of the Quad Cities CrimeStoppers Board, and he’s not oblivious to the irony of such a situation that has fallen into his lap.

"It's kind of a reverse CrimeStoppers. We're always looking for tips to solve crimes,” he added. “In this case, we're looking for a tip so we can do the right thing."

Hopefully, Zelnio can track down the Good Samaritan and offer up some praise that will help to keep him on the right track. Few would go out of their way to do the right thing if they were faced with a similar situation, and the kid needs to hear some confirmation that he’s right on the money.

Instilling those beliefs at a young age are quite critical, as those that miss out on that valuable life lesson will not necessarily be inclined to pick it up later in life.

In any event, this serves as further confirmation that there are plenty of good eggs out there. While we all lament the bad ones when we come across them, we can all inspire even more good ones to come forward by calling attention to the gems that we come across.

Source: WHNT
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