Rebecca Landis Hayes posted a response to her Facebook page that then went viral:
"I’m sorry that you can’t see my eight years of service in the United Sates Navy. I’m sorry that your narrow misogynistic world view can’t conceive of the fact that there are female Veterans," she wrote."
And, inevitably, the backlash reached the person who had written the note.
Hayes has since received this apology letter from the person who had assumed she was parking in error.
It reads in full:
Rebecca posted the note to Facebook with the caption:
"I wanted to let everyone know I received a much appreciated, sincere apology."
And as one commenter said:
"Good for them. It is hard to swallow your pride and admit when you goofed. I respect someone who can own their mistakes."