A mother in Pell City, Alabama found herself in a pickle until a stranger stepped in.
Melissa Simms had undergone major surgeries in the last two years. She was at the doctor’s office for a checkup with her son Trey, who was home sick from school that day. When Melissa and her seventh-grader son arrived at the appointment, she realized she wasn’t able to afford the co-payment.
"Me and my husband woke up and split our last ten dollars for gas, for him to go to work and for me to make it to my doctor's appointment. All day I was stressed about how am I going to make supper for my kids,” she said.
While Melissa met with the doctor, a strange woman came up to Trey in the waiting room. She gave him an envelope and told him to deliver it to his mother.
Trey said, "If I would have known what it was, I would have told her thank you.”
Inside, Melissa found $100 and a handwritten note.
"I've had days like you're having today. Hang in there. Joshua 1:9,” the note read.
Joshua 1:9 is a passage from the Bible that reads, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
The note brought Melissa to tears.
She said, “It is a complete feeling of peace, just like everything is going to be OK," she said.
The generous gift allowed her to pay the doctor and afford dinner for her family. She was even able to buy a few other household items they’d needed.
"I don't know what she looks like, I don't know her name, but I hope I get to meet her to say thank you," she said.
Melissa wanted to express her gratitude and make her intentions clear that she intends to spread joy, just as that stranger did.
"I was having one of those days where it just seemed everything was going wrong and then... an unknown woman which I will call her an (EARTHLY ANGEL) handed this to my son while we were at the doctor’s office to give me. This made my whole entire day THANK YOU and I will pay it forward! I have read about these random acts of kindness, but this is the first time I have ever experienced it firsthand! Just thought maybe this could cheer up someone's day as much as it has mine!"
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