A kindhearted stranger made a single mom's month when he paid for her family's Pizza Hut meal and left a lengthy message praising her "loving parenting."
The woman, who has not been named, was stunned when she asked for the check at the Durham, N.C., branch on Friday and was told it'd already been taken care of.
She was also handed a gift card and a three-page note.
Signing his name as ‘Jake,’ a stranger at a Pizza Hut in Durham, N.C., paid for a family’s meal and left a lengthy note praising the single mother and saying 'you and your children have amazing futures.'
The letter started, "I don't know your back story, but I've had the privilege of watching you parent your children for the past 30 minutes."
"I have to say thank you for parenting your children in such a loving manner," it added.
A woman at a Pizza Hut in Durham, N.C., with her two children — one who has Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — was suprised on Friday when a stranger paid for her family's meal and left a note praising the single mom and urging her to 'keep up the good work.'
Signed only by "Jake," it went on to say he was "positive that you and your children have amazing futures."
And it ended: "Keep up the good work. When it starts to get tough don't forget others may be watching and will need the encouragement of seeing a good family being raised."
A stranger who paid for a family’s Pizza Hut meal in Durham, N.C., on Friday left a lengthy note praising the single mother with two children — one who has Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The mom, who'd gone up to the man sitting alone in a nearby booth before her meal to apologize for any noise her two children may make, was so moved she contacted ABC11.
Revealing she was a divorced victim of domestic abuse — and that her 4-year-old daughter had bullying tendencies and her 6-year-old son had Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — she said, "You just don't know what people go through."
"Here I've had the worst few years of my life and I never get recognition like this. I just do what I can to get by. I want him and his family to know that he's awesome," she added.