ABC news published an article on December 9, 2013 about a sweet apology from a five year old to retail chain John Lewis’s branch in Cambridge. Manager Dominic Joyce, posted a picture of a the apology on twitter. The apology was from 5 year old Faith it said: To John Lewis Cambridge. I’m sorry I broke a Christmas bauble on Saturday. It cost two pounds. Here is the money for it. Sorry again.” It was signed “Faith, aged 5.” She enclosed two, two-pound coins to replace the bauble. Joyce said that he tried to find Faith to send her a gift back for the sweet apology, but she didn’t put a return address on it. After posting the picture on Twitter, it received 200 retweets. The mother of Faith heard the manager was searching for the little girl and she said that Faith was a shy girl and she didn’t want her information to be distributed.
This melted my heart when I read this. It shows the innocence of young children, she knew she did wrong even though it was an accident and decided to apologize for what had happened. I thought it was a very brave gesture that she would own up to breaking the ornament. It gave me a smile.