Kudos to this Ocean County parent who is raising their child to be honest and kind.

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It's all happened to us at some point or another - you park in a crowded lot, run your errands, when all of a sudden, you come back to a giant scratch on your vehicle. It's not the end of the world, but it sure doesn't feel good.

A similar event happened in a local Ocean County Facebook Group called Barnegat Township Chatter. A woman walked out to her car not to find a new scratch, but a Mom and her son waiting for her...read what she said:

I made a quick run into Shoprite in Waretown a bit ago and when I came out there was a woman and a young boy standing by my Jeep.
As I approached, the woman told me she was waiting for me so I could take her info down, she explained further that she didn’t have any paper to write it down herself or she would have left the info my my windshield
She then pointed to a scratch on the back door of my Jeep and said that her son opened their car door too fast and wide and caused the scratch.
She said she couldn’t just leave because she was trying to teach her son how we take responsibility for our actions even when they are accidental.
I thanked her and assured both her and her son (who was visibly upset) that the scratch was already there and I just haven’t had it buffed out yet.
I just wanted to share here because it’s a nice reminder that there are still lots of people out there looking to do the right thing
This is an example of amazing parenting. I want to give kudos to this Mom for instilling the values of honesty and integrity in her son. I also want to shout out the poster for sharing this.
I feel like nowadays, the younger generations get a bad wrap (my millennial self included), but acts like these remind us that kindness can come from anyone no matter how old you are. One day, I hope to raise my children with these important values.
I'm glad this story had a happy ending for everyone. It always brightens my day when people share stories like these in our local Facebook groups. Sometimes, social media can be used to spread negativity, but a bright spot like this goes a long way.
Let's keep up the acts of kindness, Ocean County. It's stories like these that make me proud to live here!

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