Aussie mum in hospital with sick baby, kind stranger pays her parking fine

This beautiful story is sure to give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings you need for the day – and we love that it happened to an Australian mum. Keen to restore your faith in humanity? Then read on…

A mum posted the above picture to the Canberra Mums Facebook page on Monday, with the author explaining she’d been in hospital with her nine-week-old son last week. They were discharged, and as she walked to the car, she noticed a parking ticket.

Over the past few days I have been in hospital with my 9 week old son. We were discharged today and as I walked to my…

Posted by Canberra Mums on Sunday, 9 August 2015

She says, “After those days in hospital, a parking ticket was one more thing that I didn’t need. Well to my surprise, when I opened the envelope there was a note from a lovely lady named Laura. I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support. Thank you so much”.

Thousands of Facebook users have flooded the Canberra Mums page with praise for Laura.

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We just love this random act of kindness. This touching story is even going global, so let’s hope it starts a worldwide movement of kind gestures and thoughtfulness.

It’s the second story of incredible kindness from strangers that we’ve shared with you in recent weeks. Back in July, we told you about another young mum who had her parking meter filled by people she didn’t know while she kept vigil at her child’s hospital bedside. Warms the cockles…

Let us know if you’ve received a random act of kindness from a stranger.

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