A woman named Mary Katherine Backstrom of Fort Myers, Florida, had no idea that her most embarrassing moment would go viral.
The writer who is a mother of two was spending some time at a local gas station and convenience store, before picking up her kids from school.
She has been reading a story on Facebook about how everyone is so generous over the holidays and how the spirit of giving lifts everyone’s mood, so she decided to do something similar.
Mary paid for a soft drink of a woman behind her in the line. The woman was touched with Mary’s sweet gesture. The Christmas magic has spread and Mary was successful in making someone’s day with the selfless deed.
Mary left the store to go back to her car and found a man cleaning her windshield. She was blown away by the kindness of the man who was a complete stranger and she couldn’t stop herself to thank him.
She gave him a big hug and told him how much she loved humanity and the magic of Christmas. Then she realized it was not her car which he was cleaning but it was his own, here the awkwardness surrounded Mary.
Mary immediately went from there and sat inside her car and burst into laughter. She came live to Facebook and told the whole incident in the live video. Her live video has been shared nearly 100,000 times. People are just loving it and it left many in splits.
Mary told Upworthy, “I think the reason it is resonating is that the holidays can be a very hard time for adults, and we forget about the levity of holiday magic, and crave it in these times.
” She admits she was highly caffeinated and a little sleep deprived—as most mothers of young children are—when she hugged and gushed all over an unsuspecting stranger, but she hopes to continue to live her life “with reckless joy.
“This one moment has returned so much laughter and encouragement to my life that I have to think there is something to this,” she says. “Humans miss warm interactions, even if they are a little…erm…bizarre.”
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