Single mom left ‘shaking and in tears’ after generous stranger’s heartwarming gesture: ‘Her kindness meant the world to me’
- Mama got $50 from a stranger at a grocery store
- The single mother was moved to tears by the gesture
A struggling single mom was moved to tears after a generous stranger gave her $50 to buy groceries for her school trip.
While the Queensland woman was doing some shopping before the school year started again, she carefully added everything up and checked the price of each item to avoid going over budget.
A young girl approached her and handed her $50, saying it was a gift from her mother.
Completely taken aback by the unexpected gesture, she thought the girl was mistaken, but she began to “tremble and cry” when she realized that she was in fact the correct recipient of the out-of-the-blue gift.
Hundreds were moved by the stranger’s “incredible” act of kindness as more families feel the pressure of a skyrocketing cost of living.
A single mom was moved to tears after a generous stranger gave her $50 to buy groceries as she struggled to stick to her tiny budget
“I experienced the most incredible thing today. I’m in Woolies Riverlink in Ipswich QLD picking up a few things for back to school and adding up my groceries on my calculator and checking the price of EVERYTHING,” the mother wrote in a Facebook post.
“Then a sweet little girl came up to me and gave me $50 and said, ‘My mama wants to get you a present,’ I said, ‘Thank you, take the wrong person, honey.'”
The young girl assured the woman that she was the person her mother wanted to give the $50 to and ran off before she could say anything more.
“I looked up at her mother who was shaking and in tears and she nodded and gave her thumbs up,” the woman said.
Woman was checking the price of each item while shopping when a young girl handed her a $50 note she said was from her mother (stock image)
“She had no idea how much I needed this right now. Her kindness meant to the world to me.”
The mom shared the heartwarming story with the Australian single moms who budgeted and saved a Facebook group, leaving one member to tears.
Made me cry on this beautiful Sunday morning. Always gives hope to know that there are really great people out there,” she said.
‘There are really great people in the world! You don’t have to give someone $50 to make their day – any small kind gesture can change the course of someone’s life,” agreed a second.
“Even a smile on any given day can make everything seem right.”
“There are definitely some absolute angels!” a third wrote and another replied, “Wow, that’s really incredible.” I love this so much’.