During a train trip, Ella Johannessen called her mother to confide in her about her problems. She was really down, and everything, including her finances, was weighing heavily on her.
Over the previous 18 months, Ella had lost her father and both of his parents.
After the emotionally draining phone call, Ella fell asleep depressed. When she awoke, it was time for her to leave the train. Then she realized that someone had visited her while she slept and left something behind.
In her lap, she found a napkin.
As she picked the napkin up, she realized that there was around $142 inside.
When Ella saw the money, she was so overcome with emotions that she burst into tears.
Ella shared the story on Facebook.
“Could people please share this post?
I was on the Virgin East coast train from London kings cross to Leeds, on the 27th Jan I got on at Peterborough at 14:52. I found a seat and rang my mum. I was rather stressed and upset over my financial situation and was trying to locate what had happend to £35 that had been sent to me over a bank transfer.
I spoke to her about how little money I had, how worried I was about my finances and I got upset.
After speaking to my mum I hung up the phone and went to sleep, I woke up about half hour later and noticed a napkin on my lap. Under the napkin was £100 (USD $142)
I started to cry – this is because I was incredibly thankful for your kindness to someone you don’t even know.
After a terrible 18 months where I lost my father and both of his parents it showed me that there is kindness and good people in the world. I will pass your kindness on.
I want to say thank you to the person who gave me this gift, I hope you will eventually see this.”
In this world that’s so full of pain, I’m always so happy when I get to read about people who go out of their way to spread joy and happiness.
It only takes one generous person to start a chain of good deeds!
Please share this touching story!