Given his current financial situation, he left a note saying he would pay in a few months. He never expected the owner would reply like this.
Some people treat their cars like family, while others think that their cars are more important than anything else. Luxury car owners are often extremely careful with their ‘trophy’ cars that they will never tolerate a single scratch done to it. A simple repair can cost them thousands of dollars, and nobody would want to get into an accident and pay that fee.
While many would rather run away from responsibility, this old man, despite being poor, promised the owner of the BMW he scratched that he would pay in a few months.
It all started when Qinlong took his children for a walk. He then accidentally scratched the luxury car. Though shocked at the situation, he didn’t run away from responsibility. Instead, he left a note on the BMW’s windshield. Qinlong asked for an apology and wrote that he did not work that moment because his business went bankrupt. His family was having a financial crisis and he only had 100 Yuan. However, he promised to pay for the cost in a few months if the owner would allow so.
“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.” wrote Qinlong.
Using a friend’s phone, the car owner called Qinlong to make sure he really is willing to pay. At first, he told Qinlong that the scratched car was a Benz. Qinlong then gave an honest reply to the car’s owner. He was panicking, “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.”
The car owner then said the repair would at least cost 1900 Yuan. But seeing how sincere Qinlong was, the owner decided to let things go. However, Qinlong refused to do so as it was against with his life principles.
“I have scratched your car and I really need to pay for the damage. I do not want to go against my life principle!”
The car’s owner was really touched with Qinlong’s words. He then told him, “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.”
Qinlong’s honesty and sincerity touched the owner’s heart, making him decided to help Qinlong 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,” said the car’s owner.