Redditor SpaceMonkey9001 recently posted a photo of two notes on a vehicle's windshield.
The first note was from the vehicle's owners, asking for a little pity from the Ottawa parking official they knew would soon arrive to ticket them:
"Dear Parking Official," they wrote, "We have lost our key. We are trying to find it! Otherwise, we have to go and get another one out of town. Please take pity on us!"
The officer wrote back, tucking a note in lieu of a ticket under the windshield wipers:
"Driver, I sincerely hope you find your key. Consideration granted for today, June 11th, 2013. Best of luck."
The photo immediately incited passionate discussion on Reddit about parking-ticket experiences, both good and bad.
Some shared similar stories of kindness:
"In Albany, NY, my car battery was officially dead and i was just waiting to ask the parking cop not to give me a ticket. Instead of giving me a ticket, she called her mechanic boyfriend, got me a newRead More »from Ottawa parking officer lets locked-out driver off the hook