Britain’s Samantha Welsh and her three-year-old son Rylan traveled by train from Birmingham to Plymont. A 23-year-old mother and her son played on a crowded train with other passengers, while she socialized with them to pass the time.
The proud mother said Ryan enjoys talking and asking people about their lives. She also told them that their hair was gorgeous. Samantha showed her son good behavior during the trip. She taught him to cover his mouth when you cough and to always say “please” or “thank you” when he buys something.
Rylan fell asleep in his mother’s arms. The man sitting next to Rylan was about to leave. He handed Samantha a note saying, “Looks like you lost it.”
The woman was sure she hadn’t missed anything and curiously opened the note. The note weighed 5 pounds and bore the following inscription: “Drink at my expense”. You are a fine representative of your generation, a polite mother teaching her son manners. PS. PS. I wish she was a mother as strong as you one day.
This young mother raised her son on her own and her kind words moved her to tears. The woman admitted that she constantly worries about her actions. “I’m afraid I’m being too strict with him, or I’ve dropped too many things. It’s so hard for me to do it right. It means a lot that someone thinks I’m doing everything right.
Samantha wanted to express her gratitude. She shared her story via Facebook and asked for help finding a stranger. A week later, she discovered Ken Sanders, father of four, was on the train with her.
He also explained why he wrote a note to a young woman. He was tired that day. The young mother and her child were able to cheer him up.
Ken wrote, “I thought she was able to make my night more enjoyable so I should improve hers.”
A person can be hurt by bad words. Kind words can make a difference in our lives.