Train Passenger Wakes Up To Find A Stranger Has Left Her £100

A stressed-out woman is trying to find the kind-hearted stranger who left her £100 ($140) while she was napping on a train.

Twenty-three-year old Ella Johannessen had been on the phone to her mum while on the train, upset and stressed about her financial situation. After the phone call Ella fell asleep and awoke to find that a stranger had left her the cash gift.

Taking to Facebook to try and track down the mystery money-giver, Ella wrote that the money meant that she would no longer have to go over her agreed overdraft limit.

Credit: Ella Johannessen
Credit: Ella Johannessen

In her post, she said: "Could people please share this post - I was on the Virgin East coast train from London kings cross to Leeds, on the 27th Jan I got on at Peterborough at 14.52. I found a seat and rang my mum.

"I was rather stressed and upset over my financial situation and was trying to locate what had happened to £35 that had been sent to me over a bank transfer. I spoke to her about how little money I had, how worried I was about my finances and I got upset.

"After speaking to my mum, I hung up the phone and went to sleep, I woke up about half hour later and noticed a napkin on my lap. Under the napkin was £100. I started to cry - this is because I was incredibly thankful for your kindness to someone you don't even know.

Credit: Ella Johannessen
Credit: Ella Johannessen

"After a terrible 18 months where I lost my father and both of his parents it showed me that there is kindness and good people in the world. I will pass your kindness on. I want to say thank you to the person who gave me this gift, I hope you will eventually see this."

However, despite being shared over 6,000 times, Ella told the Mirror that she is still yet to find the donor and that perhaps he or she doesn't want to be found.

Ella, a Leeds Beckett University graduate, told the BBC that she now plans to 'pass the kindness on' by volunteering for a charity.

Of course, not everyone can afford to drop £100 on strangers - instead this couple cooked and distributed 200 chicken wings to the orphans in their village.

See, the world's not all bad.

Source: BBC

Featured Image Credit: Ella Johannessen

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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