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Kind gesture came from an 'angel on Earth'

May 2, 2012 - Tammy Ridgley, Riverton


My daughter just moved back to New York last week and needed me to pick up some medications that she was unable to get for her son while she was still here. I picked up the meds to send to her in the mail. When I went out to put them in my mailbox for the mailman to pick up in the morning, I found a note written on a used bag stuffed in the door of my mailbox. This is what it said:

"took some lilacs for my Momma's grave. Here is some money. Thank you."

There were two $1 dollar bills neatly folded into the note. There is a lilac bush right next to my mailbox.

This note really surprised me and touched me very deeply. It brought tears to my eyes, and I still can't get it off my mind. The thoughtful action of this person just goes to show you that there are wonderful, beautiful, thoughtful people out there, and this is definitely one of God's angels who are walking among us on this Earth.

I would have never in a million years charge someone to pick a few lilacs for a mother's grave, but I was deeply touched by this person's actions and wanted to thank whoever it was from the bottom of my heart for touching my own life in this very beautiful way.

I will never forget what you did, and if you read this letter, please feel free to stop anytime and pick as many lilacs as you would like for your momma's grave. No charge.

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