As anyone who has spent time with toddlers knows, they can be high-energy and sometimes difficult to control. So when a mom in the U.K. saw her 3-year-old son had hit and damaged her neighbor’s car door, she was no doubt frustrated, but probably not surprised.
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The mom did the right thing and left a note for her neighbor, explaining what happened and offering to pay for the damage.
Even a small scratch or ding can be expensive to repair, and the mom was not looking forward to hearing back from her neighbor… but when she did hear back, she was blown away by the response!
The compassionate neighbor came back with an invoice, totaling the cost of repairing the damages (including reimbursement for the cups of tea and packets of biscuits) consumed while contemplating what to do about the little incident.
But, in the end, the cost came out to $0. Because, while a scratched car isn’t anyone’s idea of a nice surprise, the reality is: “These things happen.”
That’s what being a good neighbor is all about!
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