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Eight-Year-Old Boy Apologizes to Nintendo

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While some might argue that it’s often Nintendo who should be saying sorry to fans (ha!), one eight-year-old boy in Japan wrote the company an apology after spilling water all over his 3DS.

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Japanese Twitter user Illil recounted how the boy had put the Nintendo handheld in his bag with his thermos, but didn’t put the cap on tightly. The thermos tipped over, leaking and submerging a fourth of 3DS in water. Illil told the boy to contact Nintendo himself.

The eight-year-old called a customer service center, arranged for the 3DS to get repaired, and even wrote the following note to Nintendo.

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The letter reads:

I apologize for accidentally getting [my 3DS] wet. I’d like to think I’ve already resigned myself to not seeing my 3DS, which is always with me. From here on out, I aim to close my thermos’ lid correctly. I am truly sorry.

Class act, kiddo! Now, if only Nintendo would say it’s sorry for [insert your particular gripe here].

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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This is adorable. I’d really like to see how Nintendo responds.