From Daily Mail:
If you sometimes get the feeling that good manners are in short supply these days then take heart from the boy who sent a handwritten apology to a bookstore after being sick there – and included a Ben & Jerry’s gift card.
The boy, 14-year-old Jack Cordero, from Portland, Oregon, vomited all over the floor of a Powell’s bookstore in the city in March.
The manager said the mess was ‘gigantic’ and had to clean it up, along with her assistant manager.
However, her spirits were raised when she received a handwritten apology about the vomit from the boy responsible, along with a gift card for ice cream.
The letter, which arrived at Powell's on April 1 and was marked ‘attention barf cleaners’, read: ‘This Ben and Jerry’s card is for the people who cleaned up the throw-up of a kid on Friday 28.
‘I don’t know their names but I thank them a lot and I’m sorry again for throwing up and hope you enjoy your ice cream.’
It was signed ‘Jack, aka the kid that puked right next to the bathroom’.
Manager Jennifer Wicka told BuzzFeed that the mess was ‘gigantic in diameter’, perhaps stretching to about 12 feet, and that the apology made her day.
She said: ‘I opened it up and read it and it totally made my day. I’m pretty grumpy about people and humanity. Oh man, some people are good.’
A picture of the envelope and letter was uploaded to Twitter by a friend of Ms Wicka’s, Liz Crain, and it subsequently went viral.
Hundreds of people have since commented on Jack’s good nature.
Writing on BuzzFeed, Caitlin Lindberg said: ‘Jack your mama must be hella proud because you’re a good person, way to go on restoring faith in humanity man!’
Margaret Thym, meanwhile, said that Jack ‘is on his way to being a fantastic adult’.