I live in a 4 family apartment building and one of the families has been having some financial difficulties lately. I have only briefly talked with the mother but she is very sweet and we are both going through a lot of the same problems right now. I told her that I coupon and get stuff for free quite often and to let me know if there is ever anything that they needed. I realized that she would probably never ask me for anything even though I told her she could. How many of us really take strangers up on their offers?!?!
Anyway I decided that I would just get some stuff together and take it upstairs to them. I didn’t have any baskets or anything nice to stick the stuff in so I just filled up 4 shopping bags of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies etc. . They seemed so surprised and greatful when they answered the door. I have to say that I felt pretty darn good inside too! Thanks to coupons, I was able to give them approximately $300 worth of useful stuff and I was smiling all night.
About an hour later the mother and daughter show up at my door with a very cute little marble cake that says “Thank You”! I am a very emotional person and felt like crying ( I do that a lot. lol) because it really touched my heart that they would go out in the freezing cold and buy us a cake. Most people probably would have bought a card, which is a very special gift but you can’t eat it and…..well….this girl likes to eat and so do those little critters you see pictured below 😉