Hardworking mum gets a lovely surprise from an anonymous fan

Feb 9, 2016 at 6:45 a.m. ET
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How many of us take the time out of our busy lives to let someone else know they're doing a great job? One kind-hearted woman did just that — much to the amazement of mum-of-three Sarah Bartlett from Sidcup.  

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Bartlett, 37, said she was in "utter shock" to receive a card containing £100 — and some very thoughtful words — through her letterbox, reported The Mirror.

At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 she opened the card, assuming it was a belated birthday card. She was stunned to find the wad of cash inside along with the message, "Darling Sarah, from another mummy who has noticed that you do an amazing job, enjoy the enclosed, for you. Be blessed."

Bartlett revealed that when she read the words she "started to cry with happiness."

"I am just so grateful and cannot thank them enough," she continued. "It's not all about the money, it's the gesture which made me feel so incredibly happy. It made my week. It's not every day something like that happens — I've never experienced anything like this before."

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The south London mum to Holly, 17, Ben, 10, and 5-year-old Georgia, said she has no idea who posted the card through her door.

"The choice to remain anonymous shows how kind-hearted and selfless the woman is," she said. "She didn't want any praise from it. I literally have no idea who this anonymous person could be — I asked my friends but they told me they didn't send anything."

This is such a lovely gesture and Bartlett is absolutely right. While the money will undoubtedly come in handy, it's the fact that someone has taken the time to let her know she's "amazing" that means so much. And by remaining anonymous, it is a truly selfless act.

Does this story inspire you to do something thoughtful for a friend or maybe even a stranger? Let us know your thoughts.

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