There’s been a trend of different confession videos that people are uploading to YouTube. Usually the confessions range in issues from teens admitting they’ve been bullied, or are gay, or have eating disorders. While these confessions aren’t a small feat for the uploader, we’re used to these type of confessions that are usually put to sad music and are written out and held up on cards.
A new confessional video has been uploaded, and it’s definitely unlike anything we’ve seen before. In a video that was posted this week, a 22-year-old has confessed that he killed a man while drunk driving. Specifically, this 22-year-old man crashed his pickup truck into a car while driving on the wrong side of the highway, which resulted in the fatality.
The man in question is Matthew Cordle, who collaborated with the site Because I Said I Would to tape his confession about the incident that happened on June 22.
According to the site, Because I Said I Would holds people to the promise that they will make promise cards to “remember the importance of your commitments and goals.” The site was created by Alex Sheen, who invested in the site in honor of his late father, who thought it was an important quality to keep promises.
The uploaded confession, was posted on Because I Said I Would and YouTube. It was a way for Cordle to appropriately explain his actions, and reveal his grave mistake.
In the video his voice is altered, but as the video continues, Cordle’s voice is revealed as he makes strong statements like, “When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family.”
As the video comes to a close Cordle begs people to never drink and drive, and by its end, the message is well received and very powerful.