Question:

I remember that when I was a child there was one time that we had an older girl giving a model lesson to my class in-front of her teachers, my teacher and my class. I had made fun of her lesson(while she was still teaching) in-front of everyone, and I’m sure that it embarrassed her and hurt her feelings(then I was sent out of class by my teacher). Am I required to track down who she was and ask forgiveness?

Answer:

You don’t have to, but “lotzais yiday shomayim” it would be the correct thing to do. This is similar to when a child steals something, even though halachically they are not obligated to pay the money back, but  “lotzais yiday shomayim” that they should preferably pay it back as an adult.

Sources:

R’ Y. Cahen shlit”a

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