“Keep Up the Good Work and When It Starts to Get Tough Do Not Forget that Others may be Watching and Will Need the Encouragement of Seeing a Good Family Being Raised”




On Friday, 25 October 2013, a single mother (no name given) took her family to a Pizza Hut off Sherron Road in Durham, North Carolina. Times have been hard for her and her family. She has a four-year-old daughter, and her six-year-old son has Asperger’s and ADHD. Her son’s medication had worn off, so she apologized to a young man seated nearby at the Pizza Hut about the loudness of her children. The young man replied that he had three children of his own and knew what she was going through. After the young man left, a waitress and the Pizza Hut manager talked to the single mother and told her that the young man had paid the bill for her family’s meal and had gifted them with a Pizza Hut gift card. The young man also left this note:

“I do not know your back story, but I have had the privilege of watching you parent your children for the past 30 minutes. I have to say thank you for parenting your children in such a loving manner.

“I have watched you teach your children about the importance of respect, education, proper manners, communication, self control, and kindness all while being very patient. I will never cross your path again but am positive that you and your children have amazing futures.

“Keep up the good work and when it starts to get tough do not forget that others may be watching and will need the encouragement of seeing a good family being raised. God bless! — Jake”

For Further Information: “Mom stunned by act of kindness at Pizza Hut.” WTVD-TV (Raleigh, Durham, North Carolina). 28 October 2013


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