US citizen Matthew Andrews decided to atone for their sins before the Department of Transportation Massachusetts Bay (MBTA), which is the operator of most bus, subway, commuter railway and ferry systems in Boston and Massachusetts. Having repented, the former stowaway sent us 300 dollars, reports the Boston Globe.
31-year-old Andrews apologized to the MBTA in a letter to which he put the cash. An envelope with a message and a fine, which he had appointed himself, Andrews took to the window of the suburban ticket offices at North station in Boston.
“Some time ago, when I was a teenager, I did not pay for travel by train whenever it was possible,” Andrews wrote in the letter. – I’m sorry. Please take this money as compensation”.
In an interview with Andrews admitted that he was troubled by the guilt and returning the money to the transport operator is his method to follow the principles of Christianity. According to him, the idea is to give money to the MBTA called for him all of a sudden during prayer. “I felt it was the right thing to do”, – said the former convinced the “hare”.
Chief administrator Brian Shortsleeve MBTA stated that it had evaluated the apology to Andrews, who took responsibility for their actions. “When some people evade paying their fare, it’s not fair to the rest who pay. And we hope that the act of Matt will help convey that message,” said Shortsleeve.
A MBTA representative Joe Pesaturo noted that the Department collect tolls faced similar acts when conscious passengers apologized and returned the money they did not pay for the fare. However, such a large sum – $ 300 – up to Andrews, no one left.