Single Mother Brought To Tears After She Finds Kind Note With Money
Although the world can sometimes seem a cruel and unlikable place, there are still plenty of incidences of kindness to lift our spirits.
Need some proof? OK, how about this single mother was reduced to tears (happy tears!) when she discovered a surprise left in a second-hand car she'd just bought?
Jen Willis, from Melbourne, Australia, had just driven away in the Subara Outback she'd just bought. When she pulled down the sun visor, an envelope with some cash in fell into her lap.
Although she at first thought it was a something the previous owner had forgotten about, she soon realised the envelope - which contained three AUD $50 notes (the equivalent of about £80 / US $100) - was actually meant for her when she read the note on the back of the envelope.
It read: "This is a random act of kindness. Please use to spoil your family in a way that makes you happy. Just felt it on my heart to do for you, in what sounded like a challenging time for you."
Willis then posted about the unexpected and heartwarming gift on a Facebook group called The Kindness Pandemic, explaining how the surprise had made her instantly tear up. Jen had recently split from her husband, who was moving back to the USA.
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"Such a beautiful random act of kindness that I was gifted today!" she wrote, alongside a photo of the envelope containing the cash.
"With only one adult now in our household here in Daylesford, I did a two for one with our cars and sold our Prado and Suzuki Swift to a dealer and bought a Subaru Outback privately and when I pulled down the sun visor as I went to drive my new car home, this fell into my lap.
"Needless to say, I teared up instantly with this incredible thoughtfulness!"
She said the previous owner of the car, a man in his 60s, had been incredibly nice to her, and that he and his wife wrote the letter after hearing about the difficult circumstances she'd been going through.
Jen continued: "I now only needed one car for my boys and I, and because I also have MS (multiple sclerosis), I also wanted one that was going to be easy to drive as well as I can get quite tired driving.
"I also shared that our little boy had not been well - we thought it may have been quite serious, but thankfully it's not, and that I also worked full-time, and so was under a lot of pressure and so having the car part of working out my new life was just such a relief."
Talking to news.com.au, Jen expressed how happy the gift had made her, saying: "When I turned it over and read the beautiful message and realised it was a gift for me, I was overwhelmed, and of course started to cry a little!"
See, it's not always such a bad world after all!
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Jen Willis