It’s random act of kindness that is now spreading on social media. It all started with a woman who offered to buy a cake for a stranger at Kroger in Alvin, Texas.
Holly Grimet went into the grocery store to pick up cake and cupcakes for a birthday party for one of her girls, when she was told the cakes were paid for and that the person had left behind a note. She not only received the cakes for free but when she read the note she walked away with a reminder to cherish her life with her children.
The note read: “My son Nehemiah would be 8 years old today. I wanted to remember my son by doing good to others. I hope you enjoy your child’s cake and I hope your day is special. Hold your baby a little tighter today, watch them as they play, be patient with them, kiss their sweet little hand and tell them how much you love them. Our children are such special gifts! Hope your day is beautiful. Much love from me and my angel in heaven to your family.”
This hit Holly especially hard as her daughter was coincidentally turning 8. “Thank you God for this gift. For giving me my sweet little girls to love on when this mom is lying in bed wishing she could do the same thing. How sad that people take it for granted,” said Holly.
She shared the story on her Facebook page in the hope of being able to reach the woman to thank her in person, but so far has not had any luck, and the store baker did not know her either.
Still, this beautiful act and the inspiration for so many to hug their children as they read it makes this Good News Story of the Day, which you can find here.
Holly added, “A gift, for me to know that I need to cherish every birthday every celebration. Even though I didn’t want to throw a birthday party. I’m so glad I did.” Hug your babies close Today and cherish every moment with them.
Story and Image from KHOU 11.