When 8-year-old Jackson quietly dropped off a semi-anonymous apology to a library, we bet he didn’t expect to be the talk of Toronto and Canada.
For the past few days, Canadians have been searching high and low for the “Jackson,” who left this cute note at the Toronto Public Library’s Main Street branch:
And now he’s finally come forward. Jackson Dowler says he fell asleep while reading a borrowed Asterix comic on his bunk bed.
“I wake up [and] find the pages somewhere else in my bed…” he said to media. “I think you should always write a note when you wreck a book because it’s your fault…So you should let the library know.”
People tend to agree with Jackson because he’s charmed his way into thousands of hearts. His initial apology note posted on the Toronto Public Library Facebook page received over 4,000 likes and over 1,000 shares. An anonymous sender even gifted Jackson two brand new Asterix comic books and the library rewarded him with a gift basket.
“I find it kind of crazy because I’ve never gotten this much attention in my whole life,” he said to CTV News. “(I’m) really freaked out that I’m getting my 15 minutes of fame right now.”
According to CTV, the Main Street library branch plans to frame Jackson’s note and hang it up for other patrons to see.