August 17, 2015

Jackson - a good kid in Toronto, Canada

In a world full of sorrows, it is heart-warming to come across a human interest story that reaffirms one's trust in the future generation.

Librarians at the main branch of the Toronto Public Library found a note attached to a comic book that had been returned. The comic book was torn on one page. It could be repaired with a single strip of tape. 

The comic book had been borrowed from the library by "Jackson", who wrote a note addressed to "The Library". 

The note from Jackson said:  "I am sorry that a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when I fell asleep reading. It won’t happen again. I’m sorry. From Jackson.”

Librarians at the branch stated that parents sometimes apologize to staff members if their children have damaged a book, but rarely is a note received from the child involved. 

You have to love this kid saying that "It won't happen again", as if falling asleep while reading was somehow his fault. 

The library staff posted an entry on their Facebook page that said:  "Here’s to many more nights falling asleep with a good book, Jackson!”

The library staff were quite impressed with Jackson and so are we.  

Jackson's loved ones are raising this boy with a sense of responsibility and accountability. Both of these traits are greatly needed in our world.  

God bless Jackson and all children on this planet. Amen.  

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