CONCORD, N.C. — A veteran who received a negative note on her car, which was parked in a space reserved for veterans last week, has received a different letter from the same person.
This time, it was an apology letter.
Rebecca Hayes posted the apology letter to her Facebook page Monday.
"To the lady whose car I left a note on," the woman's letter begins. "I would like to apologize to you. I know it's no excuse, but I've seen so many young people park in retired vets' spaces along with handicapped (spaces) lately, and I lost my cool. I'm sorry you were the one who got the result of my angry moment."
Hayes got the letter after finding a nasty note on her car when she parked in a space reserved for veterans at a Harris Teeter in Concord, North Carolina.
Hayes also received an apology from the grocery store chain and the United Service Organizations.
The USO presented her with coins of accomplishment and the store gave her gift cards, which she donated.
"I'd like to give back to my veteran community, and (I'm) doing that by giving this back to veterans in need," Hayes said.
"I think we like to say, 'It's 2016, there's no racism or sexism,' but it shows don't judge people before we take the extra time to think," she said.
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