Woman Stunned After Receiving Card With £10 Inside From Grieving Stranger
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A woman was left feeling rather ‘emotional’ after she was handed a card containing £10 from a complete stranger on the street.
Tammi Bennett, from Barry, South Wales, was out for a walk after having a ‘crap’ day when she was approached by a stranger.
In a brief encounter, the stranger handed Tammi an envelope before telling her to ‘have a lovely day’ and quickly disappearing.
Upon opening the envelope, Tammi was stunned to find a £10 note alongside a handwritten message.
The card explained that the stranger, who signed the card ‘Jason’s mum’, wanted to provide a gesture of goodwill on what would have been her son’s 28th birthday.
According to the note, Jason tragically passed away from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy).
To honour his memory, his mum had just one request – that whoever received the card bought a birthday cake with the money enclosed.
The note read: “My son loved birthday cake, actually he liked most cakes,
“Please buy a cake and enjoy it with your family, cake is good any day of the year, not just on a birthday.”
In a touching tribute to her son, Jason's mum also wrote a poignant reminder: “Family is so important, spending time with family is such a precious GIFT!”
Deeply touched by the kind gesture, Tammi took to Facebook to share the story.
She wrote: “Really made me emotional, and made me realise not everyone knows how lucky they are to have family who they can spend time with.
Tammi also shared a picture of a birthday cake she had bought for Jason, writing: “We did indeed buy a cake, shared it with the family and wished Jason a happy 28th birthday.”
Facebook users were left feeling emotional by the touching story, as thousands sent birthday wishes in Jason’s memory.
After receiving such a heart-warming reaction, the post even reached Jason’s mum, who has been in touch with Tammi to thank her for honouring her son’s memory.
Although she didn't wish to be named, Jason's mum shared with North Wales Live that he sadly passed away in January 2020, at just 25 years old as a result of SUDEP.
She hopes to raise awareness of SUDEP as it affects approximately 1 in every 1,000 people with epilepsy and its cause is currently unknown.