A surprisingly wholesome text exchange between a YouTuber and a man whose car he scratched by accident is currently going viral online. Casey Neistat, who has 12 million subscribers on the video service, took to Twitter to reveal what happened when he scratched someone's car and left a note apologising for the accident.
"I scratched a guy's car this morning when parking my truck, total accident, small but noticeable scratch," the American YouTuber wrote a now-viral Twitter thread on Monday, adding that the incident occurred in Los Angeles. He said that he left a note on the car's windshield that read, "Hello. I scratched the hood of your car while parking mine. Please call/text so I can pay for the repair. My sincerest apologies for the trouble."
The owner of the car texted him on the number he had provided with a surprising response. He asked Neistat to donate any money he had put aside for repairs to a local food bank instead.
"Hey thank you so much for the note. Please don't worry about the scratch. Any money you had to put towards my car feel free to please donate to a local venice food bank. Have a great week!"
Casey Neistat, 39, then donated $250 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank - a donation made in the name of "Mr Scratched Car".
The heartwarming exchange between the YouTuber and the stranger has gone viral on Twitter with over 1.7 lakh 'likes' and 15,000 'retweets'.
been complaining about LA a lot, lemme share why I love LA. I scratched a guys car this morning when parking my truck, total accident, small but noticeable scratch. I left the owner a note on the wiper and he texted me... pic.twitter.com/0x8HQkjGa2— Casey Neistat (@Casey) April 20, 2020
In the comments section, many praised the interaction and commended the stranger for his response. Some Twitter users also shared similar stories on the microblogging platform.
donation made in the name of “mr scratched car”— Luke Martin (@VentureCoinist) April 20, 2020
casey you are a legend
Class act, both of you— Tristan Ervin ???????? (@tristanervin_) April 20, 2020
10/10 human interaction, love this— FaZe Banks (@Banks) April 20, 2020
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