Billy Joel (search) ran over her shrubs and flower bed when his car skidded into her Long Island house in the rain, but the Piano Man did the right thing - he plied 93-year-old Maria Dono with flowers, lawyers and insurance adjusters.
"I have a beautiful bouquet here and a beautiful vase," Dono told The New York Post at her Bayville home, where Joel ran over her lawn and cracked her home's foundation on Sunday.
Along with the flowers was a note from Joel:
"My sincerest apologies. I will make sure that any damages I have incurred will be repaired, and again, my sincerest regrets. All the best, Billy Joel."
"I think he intends to come around and see if I need to have anything done," said Dono, beaming.
She put the spray of flowers on a table where it could be seen from outside.
Her son, Joe Dono of Pennsylvania, got a call from the Piano Man.
"He's a great guy," said Joe Dono. "He expressed his regret for what happened. It was just an accident and he skidded. He's really a standup guy."
A spokeswoman for Joel said lawyers and insurance adjusters have been dispatched to make everything right as quickly as possible.
The accident occurred as Joel drove along Bayville Avenue to get a pizza.
Joel's vintage 1967 Citroen suffered front-end damage in the crash, but he suffered only a cut on his finger. Police determined alcohol was not involved.