Man left bar without paying his bill: 15 years later, same bar receives a surprising letter

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.03 - 2023 8:45 PM CET

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15 years later, same bar receives a surprising letter.

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A man's conscience finally caught up with him 15 years after he left an Italian bar without paying for his drinks.

In a surprising turn of events, the Simposio Bar in Trento received a letter from the man, who had been haunted by his youthful indiscretion.

The anonymous sender enclosed €30, a sum four times greater than the original bill, as a way to make amends for his past mistake.

The letter detailed the incident from 15 years prior when the man, after a few glasses of wine with friends, left the bar without settling the tab.

The act of leaving without paying was described as a moment of youthful folly, and the man expressed his regret for becoming a thief in the eyes of the bar staff and himself.

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Andrea Bosisio, the manager of Simposio Bar, was so moved by the gesture that he shared the letter on social media, hoping to inspire others to rectify their past wrongs.

The bar staff were promised a warm welcome and a complimentary glass of wine should the man decide to return, a gesture of goodwill for his honesty and the unexpected closure it brought to an old chapter.

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