Back in June of 2014, a New Zealander was attacked in Poland and left for dead. I got an email from a Polish resident that day that I saved because it was so sweet. I have no idea who the writer was but I was quite touched by the fact that, somehow (possibly through this blog), I was the recipient of the email. It read:
I just read the news that in Poland in Zakopane was beaten tourist from New Zealand.
I am ashamed and I'm sorry about what happened in Zakopane. I do not know why some people behave in such a way, why do such things. I am glad that the bandits were apprehended by the police. I hope that the bandits receive long sentences. I also hope that a tourist from New Zealand will also have fond memories of your stay in Poland.
Probably you do not know this man, but if I could, I would tell him that I am very sorry and I am very sad because of this event.
Mariusz from Nowy Sacz
It's so nice to know that people are moved by this type of action.