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Teen Accidentally Damages Stranger's Mailbox, Offers To Pay For It And Even Bakes Cookies

Teen Accidentally Damages Stranger's Mailbox, Offers To Pay For It And Even Bakes Cookies

When Crystal Collins' husband told her that the boy had brought them cookies, she immediately took to Facebook to share the heartwarming story.

A Facebook post praising the honesty of a teenager, who hit a mailbox and didn't hesitate to own up to it, has gone viral. The teen from Lincoln, Owen Sullivan, was driving on snow and ice-covered road when he accidentally hit a mailbox and took it down. Instead of fleeing the scene, the responsible boy decided to speak to the owners and offer to pay for the damage with whatever money he had at the time. "So I write a little note with some money, and then I go up there, and such a nice lady. I handed her the note and money and she said don't take it!" said Sullivan, reports 1011 NOW.



 

Despite being forgiven for his mistake, Sullivan simply couldn't get his mind off the incident. So, he decided to bake some cookies for the family as an apologetic gesture to make up for his actions. "Well, their mailbox still isn't right and I still feel bad about the whole thing and so I was with a friend and we were like, we can make cookies, we have time," he said. Now, unbeknownst to Sullivan his kind and sweet gestures were being recorded by the security cameras installed on the property.



 

When Crystal Collins' husband told her that the boy had brought them cookies, she immediately took to Facebook to share the story. The post that surfaced on Tuesday read: Does anybody know this kid? I believe he is 16yo, possibly drives a truck, might live in or around The Ridge neighborhood... He accidentally hit my mailbox and came to the door and owned up to it. He offered me every dollar his in pocket and was extremely grateful when I told him to keep his money. Then 3 days later came back with a plate of cookies and apologized again. I’m looking for his parents - they should know what an outstanding young man they have raised!

Image Source: Facebook/Crystal Collins

Soon, both the families were able to reach out to each other. "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. Sullivan's mother, too, got a chance to read her son's thoughtful and honest actions through the post. "I honestly got teary-eyed, because it was so, it's just nice to know your kids do good things when you're not around," shared Jamy Sullivan. The appreciation didn't just end there as hundreds of people commended the teen in the comment section. 

Image Source: Facebook/Crystal Collins

Facebook user, Sherry Harvey wrote: So much negativity going on with young people today It's wonderful to hear an awesome story like this! Good Parenting= Good Kids "Usually." Meanwhile, Heidi Shorey praised the boy's parents for raising him right. She shared: What a fantastic young man! His parents have done a wonderful job of raising him❤️. Another Colleen Kay decided to share her own experience:  I had a 16-year-old new driver accidentally back into my car. No one saw it happen. He went around knocking on doors till he found that it was my car. He was terrified, but he did the right thing.

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