Both the person seeking forgiveness and the forgiver will gain from it. The person seeking the forgiveness will feel good knowing he has acknowledged he needed to do this, and then done it. To be forgiven is a heart-warming feeling, and can be bonding between the two people. The forgiver will feel good knowing he has had the decency to forgive the person, and will also feel some sort of connection with the person. Forgiveness is a beautiful thing; which everyone benefits from. It has a power; to heal, to connect, and to spread love.