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Mum Praises Stranger’s Generous £100 Gift To Replace Her Son’s Lost Football Kit

Mum Praises Stranger’s Generous £100 Gift To Replace Her Son’s Lost Football Kit

A mum-of-three has dubbed a stranger her "fairy godmother" after they slipped £100 through her letterbox to replace her son's lost football kit.

Ashton Cayton, nine, from Barry, south Wales, had been running around the park in the rain at the weekend in desperate search of his bag which contained a brand new pair of trainers.

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He was spotted by a lady walking her dog who took pity on him and brought the sobbing youngster home to his mum Sarah Sims.

Unbeknown to her the stranger had gone back to the park to look for Ashton's bag but when she couldn't find it returned to their home, posting the note containing the money.

Ashton Clayton was in tears after he lost his football bag (Credit: SWNS)
Ashton Clayton was in tears after he lost his football bag (Credit: SWNS)

Fitness instructor Sarah said she was moved to tears at the kind-hearted gesture of the mystery Good Samaritan and is hoping to thank her properly.

"She turned up at my house like a fairy godmother. Not only did she bring my upset son home, she went back out to try to find his football stuff, then wrote that wonderful letter and gave money.

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"Ashton said he was freezing, soaking wet, running round crying his eyes out, trying to find his bag.

"With me being a recently single mum, my kids know the value of money, and he was so upset and worried how we would replace his stuff, especially his new trainers.

The Good Samaritan had tried to help Ashton find his bag and later went to search for herself before posting the £100 through their letterbox along with a note (Credit: SWNS)
The Good Samaritan had tried to help Ashton find his bag and later went to search for herself before posting the £100 through their letterbox along with a note (Credit: SWNS)

"This was just a beautiful gesture and we are so grateful. Such a beautiful random act of kindness that was so selfless it had me in tears," Sarah added.

The kind stranger's note was slipped through Sarah's letterbox as she was bathing her children Frazer Cayton, 11, Ashton, nine, and daughter Cali Cayton, six.

It read: "To the little boy who lost his bag - hi, I looked for your bag but could not find it (sorry!).

"I remember when I was little and I lost something. I was so upset and we had no money to replace it either. Mum and I looked everywhere.

"I hope that you get a new pair of football boots. Here is £100 for you and mum towards replacements. Work hard in school and do something nice for someone."

The note is signed from "The lady and her dog".

Ashton's mum Sarah was grateful for the money praising the mystery lady for her kind-hearted gesture (Credit: SWNS)
Ashton's mum Sarah was grateful for the money praising the mystery lady for her kind-hearted gesture (Credit: SWNS)

Sarah said: "Everything about it is simply beautiful. I am so grateful for this generous selfless act and for teaching my kids a wonderful lesson."

Ashton, who plays for Park Lions football club in Barry, now wants to put the money towards replacing his football bag, boots, and shin pads.

Sarah said that Ashton also hopes to do something for charity and added: "This note deserves to be shared for this wonderful person to get the recognition she deserves."

When asked what he would say to the woman, Ashton said: "Thank you very much for that money, and thanks for searching for my bag."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Children, Parents

Natalie Corner

Natalie is a freelance journalist with a degree in journalism. She has previously written for Mirror Online, Mail Online, Dazed and Black Ballad as well as Tyla. She has a keen interest in all things viral, women's lifestyle and TV. To get in touch with the Tyla team, contact [email protected]

 

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