We live in a generation where for children gaming devices are basically their lives, so they would all feel pretty lost if they had nothing to play on anymore. This is exactly what happened to little 8-year-old Waka who lives in Japan. The incident all occurred when one day he hadn’t closed his water bottle lid properly before placing the water bottle in his rucksack with his Nintendo DS… and we all know the rest all too well. The Nintendo broke due to the water damage but what Waka did next is adorable.
Being absolutely heartbroken that he had mistakenly broken his favourite toy, he decided that he also felt extremely guilty as it was due to a careless mistake, that we have all probably done once or twice! Waka chose to write to Nintendo personally to apologise for his accident in a letter that translated to, “I am sorry for soaking my 3DS in water. 3DS was always with me—I think I am determined to say goodbye. From now on, I will make sure to tightly close my water bottle. I sincerely apologize,”. However like any good parent, Waka’s mum knew how much he loved his gaming console so sent off to have it fixed but Waka wanted to take full responsibility for his accident so paid for the repairs cost all by himself with the pocket money he had saved up, which at 8 is a pretty big deal!
Like the true little polite gentleman he is, once he got his brand new and fixed Nintendo DS back, he got the envelope open and the piece of paper out again and wrote his second letter but this time, not a sorry letter but a heartfelt thank you! His letter translates to,”My 3DS has come back. The inside was pretty much the same, but the outside was clean and new. However, I am just happy that my 3DS came back to me. Everyone on [Twitter], thank you for your support. I will continue to treasure my 3DS.”
At only just 8, Waka has taught thousands of people to say their pleases, sorry’s and thank you and should be the cutest lesson to all of us to not blame but to take responsibility and has shown that manners get you much further in life – well done Waka!