A Stranger Left Me the Most Wonderful Note When I Went to Visit My Sick Mom


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This is Eva.

I met Eva when I was out in Colorado visiting my mom in a nursing home.

I got a call Thursday night — Mom was sick — and left for Denver on Saturday. I had to leave my actively breastfeeding son in North Carolina with his dad.

I was a big bag of sad.

I was super engorged, and my breast pump batteries died Tuesday morning. So I drove all over town from pharmacy to pharmacy to find a pump I could rent. Eva helped me out. She even gave me a 10 percent discount for being in such a pickle. After I pumped in the bathroom, she signed my journal.

She was a cool lady to meet on a Tuesday morning that wasn’t going too hot.

Nice people can totally make your day. Be nice. Be free. Be.

This is what Eva wrote in the journal. Great advice and signature!

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“Be nice, be good to people all the time, and it will come back to you.”

This post originally appeared on The Original Journal Project.

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