Mourning mother buys cake for the stranger’s daughter on her deceased son’s birthday and writes in a heartbreaking note “Keep your baby a little tighter today”
- Holly Grimet, from Texas, went to the Kroger store to pick up cake and cupcake with a mermaid theme for her daughter Eva’s eighth birthday on Saturday
- Employees in the supermarket told her that a woman had already paid for her order and left a handwritten note
- In it the stranger wrote in part: ‘My son Nehemiah would be 8 years old today. I want to remind my son by doing good to others’
- Grimet later returned to the store and paid for it by buying a birthday cake for another family
A Texas mother went to a grocery store Saturday to pick up a cake and cupcakes she’d ordered for her daughter’s birthday when her staff told her another woman had already paid the treats and left a note for her.
Holly Grimet, from Rosharon, opened the letter from the generous stranger and burst into tears after hearing that it was written by a mother grieving the death of her young son.
The handwritten note, dated February 22, 2020, read: “My son Nehemiah would be 8 years old today. I want to remind my son by doing good to others. I hope you like your child’s cake and I hope your day is special. Keep your baby a little tighter today, watch them play, be patient with them, kiss their little hand and tell them how much you love them. Our children are such beautiful gifts! I hope your day is beautiful. Much love from me and my angel in heaven for your family. “
Holly Grimet, a Texas mother (left), was planning a last-minute birthday party for her eight-year-old daughter, Eva (right), when she was surprised by the kind act of a stranger
Grimet went to a supermarket on Saturday to pick up this cake and cupcakes with a mermaid theme when staff members told me that another woman had already paid for the treats
Grimet’s anonymous benefactor also left her a heartbreaking note that left her in tears
Grimet, whose daughter, Eva, turned eight on Saturday, shared the letter on her Facebook page, where it became viral.
“I sometimes feel that I am always trying to do the right thing and want to become a better person, even though I am inadequate every day,” she wrote in the accompanying post. ‘This one. Melts. My. Heart. I’m a crying mess. So grateful for my babies and wow Eva just turned 8. “
In an interview with ABC13, Grimet, who is married mother-of-two, explained that her initially did not want a party, but then changed her mind.
So Grimet decided to give a last-minute party for Eva and placed an order in the Kroger supermarket in Alvin for a mermaid-themed cake and matching cupcakes.
She explained that she was surprised when the baker said that her outstanding balance had been paid for the order when she went to pick up the cake at the weekend.
Grimet said the mother of Nehemiah has inspired her to cherish every moment with her girls
“I went in and she said,” No, it has already been paid for, “Grimet said.” I thought, “Wait, with whom? Someone I know? “
That was when the workers handed her the note and told her that they had read it and were reduced to tears.
Grimet, who wanted to pay for it, later returned to the supermarket and paid for the birthday cake of another family.
Grimet said with tears that the letter from her reminded her to cherish every moment with her own children and never to take an opportunity for granted.
“I’m thinking of this mother who just wants to celebrate her child and she can’t,” said Grimet. “And I just stopped by [birthday] as “Okay, let’s do it.”
Grimet also said that she would like to meet Nehemiah’s mother and personally thank her for her kind act.