Parents did a good job raising lacrosse player

Kid who owned up to mistake, after ball hit SUV, impressed driver

Editor, The News:

I wanted to share a story of something that happened on Oct. 2, around 6 p.m.

I was driving my son to hockey practice at the Pitt Meadows Arenas and as we slowly drove through the long road adjacent to the tennis courts, I noticed three young boys with lacrosse sticks in hand to my right.

As I slowed to go over a speed bump, I heard the distinct sound of a lacrosse ball impacting my vehicle. Actually it wasn’t my vehicle, it was my wife’s brand new Jeep.

I immediately stopped and exited the vehicle with the expectation of seeing three young boys high tailing it away from the scene. Instead, I saw one of the young boys had come over to where the Jeep was stopped and when I looked at him he said, “I’m really sorry.”

I was so impressed that he took responsibility.

The group then retrieved their ball and went on their way. I never did catch the boy’s name, but I wish I had.

Rather than running away or playing the ‘wasn’t me’ game, that boy took complete responsibility for his actions.

Mistakes are made and accidents happen, but it is so nice to see such honesty and integrity in a young boy.

Fortunately, there didn’t turn out to be any damage done to the Jeep, as I determined after this all unfolded.

I came away from this situation uplifted and impressed with this young lad.

I wish I could tell his parents what a great job they are doing in raising him.

Jim Robinson

Maple Ridge