A stranger’s story has gone viral after the man anonymously paid for a 1-year-old girl’s birthday cake because he couldn’t do the same for his late daughter.
Léá Ní Bhríaín revealed she was left in shock after someone at the bakery where she ordered a cake for her 1-year-old niece had paid for her order and left behind a touching greeting card that read:
“In honor of what would have been my little girl’s 1st birthday, I have chosen to pay for your birthday cake. I am unable to buy my daughter a cake of her own today, but I hope you enjoy this one and have a fantastic birthday, Hannah’s Daddy.”
As the woman from Northern Ireland explained in her Facebook post, the man wanted to pay for her niece’s cake because his own daughter had died and he didn’t have the chance to get her a cake.
“This afternoon me and my sister went to the Windsor Bakery in Banbridge to lift my nieces 1st birthday cake,” Léá wrote.
“When I went to pay for it I was informed by the staff that an absolute gent of a man had come in earlier that morning and asked to pay money towards it.
“He wanted to pay for some other little girl’s cake as he didn’t get the chance to pay for his own. He had also left a birthday card for the child too, from which you could only imagine left the whole bakery in tears.”
After the act of kindness, Léá asked the internet for help in tracking down the good stranger so that she could thank him in person.
“I honestly hope he or his family won’t mind me sharing this on Facebook, but I can’t get this man out of my head all day, and how generous and kind he is especially on his daughter’s 1st birthday,” she added.
“He’s done such a lovely gesture for another person’s child. We would really love to return the favor to this wonderful man, so I would appreciate if everyone could share this status for me in hope for us to find him or his family.”
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