May 24, 2013 1:42 AM by Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man who couldn't pay a Valentine's Day date restaurant bill as a teen has return to pay his debt - sixteen years later.
KOB-TV reports that Matt Sanchez repaid owner Claus Hjortkjaer this month after the owner recently reopened his French restaurant Le Cafe Miche in Albuquerque.
The 30-year-old Sanchez says he took a date to the older restaurant as a 14-year-old to impress his girlfriend. But then he realized he didn't have enough money.
Sanchez says Hjortkjaer came in and lent the young Sanchez the money from his own pocket and promised that he wouldn't tell Sanchez's date.
When Sanchez got older and was able to repay, the restaurant closed.
Sanchez say when the restaurant reopened near his office this month, he found Hjortkjaer and gave him $100 - more than what was owed.
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