When a mom had spent days in the hospital with her 9-week-old son, the last thing she needed was another hurdle, this one both financial and inconvenient. As she was leaving the hospital, she noticed something everyone dreads seeing: a parking ticket. Way to add insult to injury, right?
However, when she unfolded the ticket, she noticed something amazing inside: a note written by a stranger named Laura.
“Over the past few days I have been in hospital with my 9 week old son. We were discharged today and as I walked to my car I noticed that I had a parking ticket. After those days in hospital, a parking ticket was one more thing that I didn’t need,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
“Well to my surprise, when I opened the envelope there was a note from a lovely lady named Laura. I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support. Thank you so much,” she said. The post was then shared almost 15,000 times. We have a feeling Laura has gotten wind of the gratitude.
The note said: “I saw your car had a parking ticket on it. I’m sure whatever you are going through at hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you. Hope things get better!”
This reminds me of the generous prank where people thought they got parking tickets, but actually got a few bucks instead!
It’s such a simple gesture but it can really make you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
See the wonderful note in the video below and SHARE if you think these small acts of kindness are what makes the world great.