BMW owner touched by apology letter from student who hit his car

A BMW owner in Hubei Province decided not to ask for compensation from a student who accidentally bumped into his car, leaving a letter of apology.

A BMW owner in Luotian, Hubei Province decided not to ask for compensation from a student who accidentally bumped into his car but left a letter to express his willingness to take responsibility.

The incident happened on the morning of September 1, the first day of the new semester. The 15-year-old student, surnamed Zhu, hit a BMW parked on the street when he was passing by on a bicycle, leaving a tail light broken.

Zhu was frightened and at the same time worried that he would be late for school, so he left the scene quickly.

But while sitting in the classroom, he felt upset and remembered that his teachers had taught him to be honest, so he returned to the scene and waited for the car owner.

After half an hour, the first class had already been running for 20 minutes but the owner hadn't shown up. Zhu decided to leave a letter of apology, before mentioning his high school name, his class and his own name, offering to take responsibility.

The car owner, surnamed Chen, became angry and annoyed when he discovered his right tail lamp was damaged and there were several small dents. But after reading the letter inserted in the broken lamp, he was greatly touched by Zhu's courage and willingness to take responsibility. He decided not to ask for compensation from the student and also shared the story on WeChat.

Chen changed the tail lamp that afternoon at a cost of 1,370 yuan but had no time to fix the other damage. It's estimated that the total repair cost will be more than 2,000 yuan.

It is reported that Zhu lives in a poor family – his father is a paint worker and his mother works at a clothing factory.

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