Girl sends apology letter after taking rock from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WJHL) – One young girl had a great trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but she left feeling a little guilty after taking home a “souvenir.”

Karina visited Deep Creek and took home one of the rocks. She later sent the Great Smoky Mountains National Park an apology saying “I loved it so much, I wanted to have a souvenir to come home with me.”

Photo: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Karina mailed the rock back and even included a donation with her letter and a drawing of her favorite spot.

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