12 years after robbing the InterAsian Market and Deli in Nashville, Tennessee for $300, the anonymous man went back to the store with $400 and an apology note. “I am a drug addict. About 11 or 12 years ago I robber (sic) this store with a gun,” read the note. “I do not use drugs anymore and I feal (sic) I must make amends to the people I have hurt in the past…..I hope you will accept this money and find forgiveness.”
“To the anonymous person we want to tell you all is forgiven and thank you for the note. We don’t care about the money. We are more inspired and touched by your act. We hope you find peace in life and prosperity. Best wishes!”
It’s amazing what an apology can do.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.