Lisa Sarber Aldrich went to her local grocery store to get a birthday cake with a personal message. The cake didn't turn out as well as expected, but Aldrich had the chance to make someone's day much better simply by being polite and kind to the person who had helped her. She shared the story below with the image of the cake on Facebook and the feel-good post now has over 90,000 shares.
Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and after a long time, she came and presented me with this cake. I looked her In the eye and said thank you before I even looked at the cake. After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out- it didn't really matter to me that it looked so bad- I thought people would think it was funny. The cashiers at the self check out didn't think it was so funny though, and called a few more cashiers and a manager over to look, even taking pictures. To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said "the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day."
So I guess the moral of the story is that kindness is important!
Get ready for a kick right in the feels.
Jeremiah Succar, a 7-year-old patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has stage-four atypical rhabdoid teratoid, an aggressive tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.
He loves Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song,' and sings it when he goes through treatments. When his parents found out about this, they knew they had to get the singer to come visit him.
"Jeremiah loves "Fight Song"—he memorized the lyrics after three or four times of listening to it," says Jerry Succar, Jeremiah's father. "He used to sing it when he got a lot of headaches, but now he sings it in the morning, before bed and during shots he has to get."
GOD IS GOOD. @rachelplatten you are amazing, sending a billion hugs! Thank you for being an inspiration to my monkey! We Wubbbbb you!!!! 😍😘😆💙#prayersforjeremiah #rachelmeetjeremiah thank you everyone for your support and sharing with out you all this wouldn't have happened. To my cousin's ash and chell girls you already know. I love you and jeremiah and I are so so blessed to have such an amazing family!!!! #blessed
His parents sprung into action on Instagram using the hashtag #RachelMeetJeremiah.
Rachel got word of the movement, paid Jeremiah a visit and recorded these beautiful videos. Way to go, Rachel!