This Apology Note to a National Park Is Eco-Everything

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One little girl had a case of the sorry’s following a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The girl, Karina, snagged a rock to take home during her vaycay, but after an attack of conscience, she sent it back to the park—with a letter that’s pure awesomeness!

The park’s staff was so impressed with the little girl’s remorseful letter they posted it on their Facebook page, and they’re not the only ones who’ve recognized the sweet sentiment behind it.

In her letter Karina writes, “Dear Park Ranger, Deep Creek was awesome! I especialy [sic] liked Tom Branch Falls. I loved it so much, I wanted to have a soiveneir[sic]to come home with me. So I took a rock. I’m sorry, and I want to return it. Also, here’s a donation!”

Along with plenty of accolades for her enviro-advocacy, one Facebook commenter added, “What a great lesson she has learned. She would be a wonderful spokeslady for the National Parks.” We totally agree!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Instagram 



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