Most luxury car owners are extremely careful with their expensive cars that they don’t want a single scratch done to it, considering that a simple repair can cost them thousands of dollars.
That’s why when this old man accidentally scratched a BMW car that was parked on a roadside, he promised the owner of the car that he would pay in a few months.
Despite being poor, he didn’t run away from his responsibility and decided to leave a heartfelt note to the car owner saying that he was deeply sorry for his clumsiness in hope for the car owner to give him some time to pay for the damage.
Little did he know, his simple act of writing a note would touch the owner of the BMW and later took him to work for him.
The incident happened one fateful day when Qinlong took his children for a walk. Suddenly, he accidentally scratched the luxurious car, yet, he did not run away and took responsibility for what he did.
The old man told his children to go back home and get him a pen and paper. He then started to write a note asking for an apology, stating that he did not work at the moment because his business went bankrupt and his family was having a financial crisis. He also included 100 Yuan for the initial payment and put the note under the car’s windscreen wiper.
“I accidentally scratched your car and I have to be responsible for the damage. So, please receive this 100 Yuan as an early payment and give me 2 to 3 months to pay for the rest. I am giving you a guarantee that I would not run away.” Qinlong wrote.
When the car owner read the note, he was afraid that Qinlong could be a scammer. So, he used his friend’s phone and called the man who scratched his car to make sure he is really willing to pay. At first, he told Qinlong that the scratched car was a Benz.
The old man panicked and he gave an honest reply to the car’s owner.
“Are you a friend of the car owner? Can you help me find the owner? I need to tell the owner that I accidentally scratched his car and I am willing to pay for the damage.”
Hearing the sincerity in his voice, the BMW owner felt safe and reassured that Qinlong did not have a bad intention. He told Qinlong that the repair cost could be around 1900 Yuan, but seeing Qinlong’s honesty he decided to let it pass.
However, Qinlong still insisted and said,
“I have scratched your car and I really need to pay for the damage. I do not want to go against my life principle!”
Touched by Qinlong’s words, the car owner offered him a job to his company.
“As you are really determined to pay for the damage and I need more workers right now, why not you come to my company and work for me? I am really touched with your honesty and you can pay me back by working with me and we could be friends!”
He also added that he would like to meet with Qinlong to help him in his financial struggle.
“In our society, it was rare to find a person like you and if you are interested to help me with my business, I am more than happy,” the car owner added.