Random heart-warming story
I read this on a Japanese forum, and here is a small tid-bit about Japanese school culture before you read: in Japan, elementary school class periods are about 35-40 minutes long, with a 20 minute long break in between. Once you hit junior high, however, the class times are 50 minutes long with only ten minutes in between. For some children who can’t quite get used to this quickly, this is a problem, as usually teachers will not allow their students to leave the room during class except for a medical emergency.
In a Japanese junior high school first years’ class, a boy noticed that a girl sitting next to him had peed at her seat waiting for the next break. Upon seeing this, the boy got up, went and filled a bucketful of water, and without a word—threw it right over the girl.
Of course, the teacher was aghast and called the parents of both parties, and they convened at the principal’s office. The girl’s parents were expectedly livid and demanded to know why the boy thought it was appropriate to do such a thing. The boy’s parents were of course angry and ashamed and wanted to know his motive as well. The boy, however, refused to talk even when the girl’s father threatened violence. In the end, the boy and his family apologized profusely to the girl and her family, and the girl was taken home.
On her way home, the girl burst into tears and told her parents that the boy did it to save her from being known as “the girl who pissed herself in class” for the rest of her life, and that he was protecting her dignity by not telling the parents.
Her parents immediately called the boy and apologized to him, thanking him for what he did.
Fast forward a couple of years later—the boy and the girl are now husband and wife.
((jhrfcyrfxqweoixyfqf all my emotions))