For 35 years, a 53-year-old guy named Michael Goodman has been telling a story about how he tried to MUG a guy in New York in the late '70s...but he was arrested by plain-clothes cops, who happened to see it.
According to Michael, he was trying to impress a friend by walking up to a stranger and stealing his bus pass, and he's always felt terrible about it. For punishment, he ended up getting three weeks of community service.
Well, his victim was a guy named Claude Soffel, and Michael never forgot his name. Then last month, Michael was reading a random post on Facebook . . . and saw a "Claude Soffel" in the comments section.
So he assumed it was the same guy, and posted a lengthy apology, explaining that he's always felt guilty about it and hoped Claude would forgive him...And it turned out it WAS the same guy!
A few hours later, Claude responded to Michael's message and ACCEPTED his apology, saying quote, "Clearly [you're] a bigger man today."
- Kelly Urich