Small Act of Kindness Turns Overwhelmed Mother's New Year's Eve Around

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When one overwhelmed mama went grocery shopping with her kids on New Year's Eve, she didn't expect to be crying over literal spilled milk by the time she got back to her car. Even more, she could never have expected the sweet gesture a fellow mother and grandmother extended when she was on the verge of losing it, according to Scary Mommy

Kristin Sherman had just placed a gallon of milk in her car when it fell out and spilled all over the ground. With two very tired boys in the car and a meltdown on the way, Sherman found herself on the verge of tears when a kind stranger came over and offered to help. 

“A woman got out and said ‘I’m so sorry you spilled your milk. I’m a grandma I know how that is. Please let me go in and get you another one.’ I said no that’s ok. I couldn’t possibly make this ‘grandma’ do that for me. She insisted. I finally agreed because I knew the boys needed their milk tonight.”

When the grandmother returned, Sherman tried to pay, but the woman refused to accept the payment. Turns out, she had brought back more than just a replacement gallon of milk. 

“I offered to pay her. She wouldn’t accept it. I begged her to take some money. She wouldn’t. She said happy New Years. I thanked her, gave her a hug and got into the car. Not only did she get my gallon of milk but she got me an additional gallon and a Meijer gift card!”

It may have been a small thing to the grandma who helped out, but the kindness hit home for Sherman in a big way. 

“Thank you to the parking lot grandma. In 2017 I hope we can all be a little more like her. I’m hoping the lady that helped me out last night will see this. Please feel free to share. Less hate, more love is my hope for 2017.”

What a sweet thing to do, that kind of solidarity among moms of all generations is so needed. 

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