This Woman Got An Envelope From A Total Stranger. You Won't Believe What Was Inside.

A random act of kindness.

One morning Ginger was woken up by the front buzzer of her apartment building. "I ignored the first two buzzers hoping they would go away but the third got me up," she explains. She buzzed the person in and after a small wait, an older gentleman appeared at her door.

"Are you Karen?" he asked.

She told him no, that Karen was her mother. He smiled and handed her an unmarked envelope. Then he simply walked away.

Upon opening the envelope, she was so shocked that she had to sit down on the floor. 


The full text of the letter is:

Please accept this gift as an act of random kindness.

A cherished member of our family devoted much of her time and resources to helping people through 'Random Acts Of Kindness'. She gave to others in many ways, and always did so anonymously. One way our family has chosen to honor her memory is to continue in the tradition of helping others in the community with acts of random kindness.

A 'Random Act Of Kindness' does not have to involve the giving of money. It can be as simple as sharing your time with someone, lending an ear, or offering a compliment. The most important part is that the act is unsolicited and done so with no expectation of anything in return.

Although we do not know you personally, other members of our community identified you as a deserving recipient of this gift. Please use this money in any way you see fit, whether to alleviate some financial strain or to provide you the opportunity to do something special for yourself.

We ask for nothing in return, but hope that you are encouraged to consider ways in which you can make a difference for someone else, and motivated to embrace the idea, and to carry on the tradition.

After receiving it, Ginger explains online, "I called my mom and told her to sit down and read her the letter...she started bawling instantly."

The money could not have come at a better time. "My mom has been battling ovarian cancer for three years now," Ginger writes. "It has been a very long difficult journey mentally, physically, and financially. However, this helps more than the giver knows. They have taken some of that stress away and also given my mom hope and a reason to smile." 

Ginger and her mother are indeed profoundly grateful. "Thank you with everything in me and also for for carrying on such an amazing tradition," Ginger writes

To this day neither she nor he mother has have any clue as to who their benefactor was.

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