This Ex's Graded Apology Letter Is Going Viral

In a perfect world, we would all respond to breakups with maturity and a commitment to being the bigger person, but you know what? Sometimes it feels so good to just let yourself be petty AF. That’s why this story is going viral: A guy graded his ex’s apology letter, complete with red pen, grammar corrections,and a grade of “D-minus” at the end. He posted the “graded” letter on Twitters, and readers have liked it more than 314,000 times. This guy’s savage critique of his ex’s apology might not be nice, necessarily, but it sure is satisfying.

Nick Lutz, a student at the University of Central Florida, told BBC Newsbeat that he received a lengthy apology letter from his ex-girlfriend, shortly after they broke up following 8 months of dating. He then (figuratively) shredded the four-page letter with red pen, pointing out grammatical mistakes, highlighting bad handwriting, and making comments like, “Too long of an introduction, lots of repetition” and “No supporting details to support your hypothesis.”

Ultimately, Lutz gave the letter a D-minus, with the comment,

Long intro, short conclusion, short hypothesis but nothing to back it up. Details are important. If you want to be believed, back it up with proof. You claim that cheating never occurred but place blame on yourself— then what for? Need to stop contradicting your own story and pick a side. While this gesture is appreciated I would prefer details over statements. Revision for half credit will be accepted.

Lutz told BBC Newsbeat that he didn’t expect the letter to viral when he tweeted it and that his ex is “not the happiest” about it. “I feel a little [bit] guilty but at the same time, I don't believe the letter at all,” he said. “I've been lied to before by her.”

Twitter users are having a field day with the letter, often pointing out additional grammatical issues.

When one Twitter user asked Lutz if his ex took him up on the offer of “revision for half credit,” he responded, "[S]he is ok with her grade.”