Good Samaritan takes care of Seattle resident's parking ticket

Good Samaritan Takes Care of Seattle Resident's Parking Ticket

Getting a parking ticket will ruin your day. But a good Samaritan stepped in to stop that from happening to one Seattle resident.

The good Samaritan, who identifies herself as 'Liz,' was walking past the car when she noticed a parking ticket on the car next to her. She pulled some cash out and wrote down this quick note, "When I got back to my car today, I saw you'd gotten a ticket. I'm having a good day today and I don't want this to ruin yours. This one's on me. Pay it forward someday. Your (new) friend, Liz."

SEE MORE: Officer's note on speeding violation warning makes a woman's day

The note went viral when a reddit user posted it, simply saying "Found this on my windshield." The photo took off like a rocket, gathering nearly 4,000 upvotes.

Parking has become particularly sparse in Seattle recent years as the city has moved to more sustainable transportation options. But some have pointed out that this has also lead to a massive increase in ticket revenue for the city.

According to KING, parking fines totaled $21.8 million in Seattle in 2014, which is 46 percent more than the fines brought in a decade ago.

All of this adds up to a lot of bad days for Seattle residents, but good Samaritans like Liz are doing their part to pass forward some good karma.

More from
Ben Affleck, Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow featured in new batch of Hillary Clinton emails
Thief caught on video stealing from popular 'Halloween House' has change of heart
Thousands sign petition to fire Raven-Symoné from 'The View'

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.