October 16, 2015 10:06am CST
A Parks Department was surprised when opening a letter stating that back in 1990 he and some friends had vandalized a city park bathroom and wanted to make amends as it had been bothering him these many years. Inside the letter was $500 that he felt would be an appropriate amount to take care of the damage. No one at the Parks Department remembered the vandalism from 25 years ago but the money will be used for an “All Abilities Playground” the city is building. This will let kids with mobility problems and kids in wheelchairs join their friends for games at the park. Picture by Kaveri Tarun
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16 Oct 15
We have a one or three years prescription period for these kind of offenses here, but it is not forbidden to do a good deed 25 years later : it helps him to relieve his conscience, and it will be well used, so "everything is for the best in the best possible word".
17 Oct 15
I bet he was in the wrong company when he did that, and didn't know how to tell his parents who brought him up so well. He possibly didn't want to vandalize, but being in the group resulted in peer pressure leading to remorse. After all, he was going against his grain. Teenage. Adolescence. :)
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16 Oct 15
Although this is a cool story, I find it somewhat odd. To wait 25 years before trying to make good on something that was done back then. I will safely assume these were young teens at the time and were trying to be cool in their way. Now they are older and feel bad about what they did.