How touching it is to read a wonderful story about something good that has taken place in the world. Indeed, we feel that we should magnify and ponder these things and pass them along. So, that we are doing. In this case, it took place in North Carolina. A family with an epileptic child was given a touching gift when an anonymous stranger paid for their dinner at a restaurant, leaving them a note.
The note read: “God only gives special children to special people.”
The message was delivered to Ashley England, the mother of 8-year-old Riley, at the Stag-N-Doe pizza restaurant in China Grove, N.C., by a waitress.
“I’ll try to do this without crying,” the waitress told the family. ”Another customer has paid your bill tonight and wanted me to give you this note.”
England said Riley, who is nonverbal, gets frustrated because he can’t speak, and he had been especially rowdy during the meal.
Mrs. England said, “The past few weeks have been very hard and trying for us, especially with public outings. Riley was getting loud and hitting the table, and I know it was aggravating to some people”.
Riley’s seizures started when he was 18 months old, England said.
She said the mystery diner’s random act of kindness brought her to tears.
“To have someone do that small act towards us shows that some people absolutely understand what we are going through and how hard it is to face the public sometimes,” she said. “They made me cry, blessed me more than they know. I felt like out of all the rude negative comments that we are faced with, this outweighs them. Little did he know what struggles we had been facing lately, and this was surely needed at that moment.”
England posted the note on Facebook with a message of her own: “Dear stranger, thank you for giving me a blessing tonight in a way you will never know”.
Yes, that thoughtful, generous act of kindness meant so much to this dear lady and no doubt brought the anonymous gentleman the most pleasure!
Magnify the love, create more joy and enjoy abundant lives!