This mum was just out and about shopping with her two little daughters when she got a seriously heartbreaking surprise.
She was wandering around the store, making light conversation with her daughters to pass the time – chatting about whose turn it was to do the dishes, what to do about the snow in their driveway.
After paying for her groceries, the mum and her kids were all set to leave the store and head home, when a dad and his young daughter approached.
The duo stopped them at the door and handed the mother an envelope. When she asked what it was, they said, “it’s a gift and we’d like it if you accepted it. There is a note inside explaining why.”
The mother agreed to keep the card, and the little girl asked if she could give her a hug. “I said yes, so she did, and I felt such a warm hug,” the mother wrote in a Facebook post.
She then said goodbye and loaded her girls and their groceries into the car. When she got into the driver’s seat, she opened the envelope and began reading – and was completely overwhelmed!
“Just listening to you talk to your daughters reminded me of my mother, who I lost two years ago,” the note read. “I made my dad follow you around for a little so I can hear you guys talk because I wanted to pretend that it was my mom talking to me.”
Naturally, the mother was touched. She was even moved to tears by the unexpected gesture. “You just assured me that I am a great mother even though sometimes every parent questions themselves.”