A woman who is part of a mothers' Facebook group in Canberra, Australia, got the chance to publicly thank a woman who made her day a little brighter yesterday.
After spending a few days in the hospital with her 9-week-old son, the unidentified mother came back to her car to find she had a parking ticket. But when she opened the envelope, it was already paid for. According to a note also left in the envelope, a stranger named Laura paid for the ticket.
The mom shared her story anonymously to a mother's support group Facebook page called Canberra Mums along with a photo of the note and ticket.
"Hi there, I saw your car had a parking ticket on it," Laura wrote.
"I'm sure whatever you're going through at the hospital is tough enough."
"So I have paid for you ... Hope things get better!"
"After those days in hospital, a parking ticket was one more thing that I didn't need," the mom wrote. "I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support."
And there's a good chance Laura will see that the recipient saw what happened. The post has been shared more than 5,000 times.
Read the note in full ...
Hundreds have commented on the viral good deed, citing their own experiences with a random acts of kindness.
"We got a ticket when hubby dropped me off in labour because the front bumper of our car crossed the line into the bus stop. 10 minute park, car was there 5 minutes. But the bumper was over. Not even the bonnet just the bumper," one commenter wrote.
Another shared she received one when she gave birth to her daughter.
"That's so kind, there really are some lovely people out there," she wrote.