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Mom Gets Caring Surprise From a Stranger Outside the Hospital

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A mother from Canberra, Australia, was recently forced to spend several days in the hospital because of medical complications with her 9-week-old son, according to an anonymous post she left on a Facebook page called Canberra Mums.

She was finally discharged on August 9, and when she got to her car in the hospital parking lot she realized she had a parking ticket. On top of all the stress of a hospital stay, a parking ticket was just one more thing this mother didn’t need to worry about. However, when she opened it she found a note from a kind stranger named Laura saying that the ticket had already been paid for.

Hi there, I saw your car had a parking ticket on it. I’m sure whatever you are going through at hospital is tough enough, so I have paid for you,” read the note, which included the receipt information for the ticket and the words, “Hope things get better.”


“I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support,” The Canberra Mom wrote in the anonymous Facebook post.

The post, shared on the page on August 9, has been liked over 46,000 times and shared nearly 4,500 times.

Originally published: August 10, 2015
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