British Samantha Welsh and her three-year-old son Rylan traveled by train from Birmingham to Plymont. On a crowded train, a 23-year-old mother played games with her son and socialized with other passengers to kill time…
“Rylan loves to talk, ask people how they are, tell them that they have a beautiful haircut… He loves to give compliments,” the proud mother explained. During the trip, Samantha taught her son how to behave properly: cover your mouth with your hand when you cough, always say “please” and “thank you” when you buy something.
At some point, Rylan fell asleep in his mother’s arms. At this time, the man who was sitting next to them was about to leave. On the way to the door, he handed Samantha a note that said, “Looks like you dropped it.”
The woman was sure she hadn’t dropped anything, and curiously unfolded the note. She saw a 5-pound note with the inscription: “Drink at my expense. You are a worthy representative of your generation – a polite mother teaching her son good manners. PS. I have a daughter your age. I hope one day she will be as good a mother as you are.”
The young mother raised her son alone, and these kind words moved her to tears. “I constantly worry that I am doing something wrong,” the woman admits. – I worry that I am too strict with him or, on the contrary, I allow too much. I try so hard to get it right. The fact that someone thinks that I do everything well means a lot to me.
Samantha really wanted to thank the man. She posted her story on Facebook and asked for help to find a stranger. And just a week later, she learned that 50-year-old Ken Sanders, the father of four, was traveling with her on the train that day.
He also told why he decided to write a note for a young woman: on that day, he was tired and returned to work, and the young mother and child were able to cheer him up.
“I thought that since she was able to make my evening better, I should also make her evening better,” wrote Ken.
Evil words can inflict a mortal wound on a person. And kind words can change our whole life for the better.