A mother is keeping her late son’s memory alive by engaging in random acts of kindness.
Carolyn Mick from Indiana went to buy for her son’s birthday cake at a Plainsfield Kroger grocery store but quickly found out a stranger had already paid for it, according to WISH-TV.
The woman left Mick a note which was then shared on the Town of Plainfield Chatter Facebook group.
“Today is my son’s 35th birthday, his 5th one in heaven,” states the note. “In his memory, I’ve paid for your cake. Please enjoy, make special memories and hug your children and loved ones tight. My son loved cake!”
The message was signed, “Toni, Tyler’s mom.”
“Dear Toni.. you know who you are and I want to express how moved I am,” Mick wrote. “This means so much that my husband and I cried together. With the turmoil of things going on, it reminds us of what really matters: LIFE!”
Mick said in a statement to PEOPLE: “The reason it meant a lot was that I just lost my mother and was pondering on how to celebrate her birthday coming up in June. Never thought about paying for a cake. We have it in us to be kind and supportive of others. You never know what a simple cake can mean to someone else.”
Mick’s post stated flooding with positive and heartfelt messages until the stranger finally revealed herself identifying as Toni Wilson-Taylor in the post.
“This is Tyler,” she stated with an picture attached of her late son. “May God bless your family as you celebrate a loved ones birthday today. Enjoy.”
Wilson-Taylor also wrote, “I’ve been carried all day by these wonderful caring prayers. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. I never dreamed buying a cake would spread so much love and carry my family thru a tough day. So blessed.”
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