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Mum Collecting Birthday Cake Left In Tears By Stranger's Random Act Of Kindness

Mum Collecting Birthday Cake Left In Tears By Stranger's Random Act Of Kindness

We were not ready for this today.

A mum has been left in tears when she went to collect a birthday cake for her daughter only to find it had already been paid for by a kind stranger - and the reason is beautiful.

Kelly Freeman, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, had ordered a Little Mermaid birthday cake for her daughter, Piper's, fifth birthday last week.

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The mum-of-three had paid for the impressive cake upfront, but when she arrived to collect it, she was handed her money back.

Kelly was told the cost of the cake had been covered by a total stranger.

The owners of the cake shop handed the 28-year-old a brown envelope with her money in it, and a letter from a woman called Gemma.

It read: "Please accept this random act of kindness in memory of my beautiful baby girl Tilly, who was born stillborn in October 2016.

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"On the 4th October she turned three and this year we wanted to pay for a little girls' birthday cake as we should have been doing.

"Lots of love Tilly's mummy, daddy, two big brothers and little sister."

How incredible.

Kelly had been collecting a 'Little Mermaid'-themed birthday cake for her daughter, Piper. (Credit: MEN Media)
Kelly had been collecting a 'Little Mermaid'-themed birthday cake for her daughter, Piper. (Credit: MEN Media)
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Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Kelly said: "Piper loved the little mermaid so we wanted to order a cake that we could surprise her with on her birthday.

"I went to pick up the cake thinking that my boyfriend had already paid for it.

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"But when I got there I was handed a brown letter before and asked before I took the cake, if I could read it.

"I just turned into an emotional wreck and burst out crying when I read the note."

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Kelly was told the woman named Gemma had wanted to carry out a random act of kindness to commemorate what would have been her daughter's birthday.

Five-year-old Piper is a huge mermaid fan. (Credit: MEN Media)
Five-year-old Piper is a huge mermaid fan. (Credit: MEN Media)
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"Some lady I don't know from Adam, a total stranger, has taken it out of the goodness of her heart to pay for my little girl's birthday cake," Kelly added.

"You don't really hear of people doing things like that so it was a bit of a shock really."

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"I mentioned it to Piper but with her being five she didn't fully understand, but she got a bit emotional."

A few days after receiving the letter, Kelly posted about the random act of kindness on social media.

"The whole thing was really emotional, it took me a couple of days to get on Facebook and write a post about it," she explained.

The post has since be liked and shared hundreds of times.

The mum-of-three was left in tears by the act. (Credit: MEN Media)
The mum-of-three was left in tears by the act. (Credit: MEN Media)

"I actually managed to speak to Gemma a couple of days over the phone and I hope one day we'll get to meet up in person," she said.

"But I really just wanted to thank her publicly, because things like that don't happen very often."

Anyone else weeping?!

Featured Image Credit: MEN Media

Topics: Life News, Real, Life, birthday

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.