Surprise Gift



On 28 February 2014, a Redditor (name now deleted) posted on Imgur a photograph of a card and a necklace. The Redditor wrote this note:

“A year ago, I bought my beautiful wife a necklace from Simple Diversions on Etsy. It was a wire bird’s nest. Since her nickname is Bird, I thought it was appropriate. She loved it, which was awesome but not the point of this story. Today, I received a package in the mail from Simple Diversions. I was confused, since I didn’t remember ordering anything. I opened it to find a card and a small box [with a gift necklace enclosed]. I was touched by the gesture of kindness. She didn’t have to do that, but she chose to send it. Made my week, and Julie’s week as well. A simple act of kindness can get a lot of mileage and takes very little effort. Thank you, Christa. It meant a lot to both of us. Check out her stuff, everyone. She’s what we call ‘good people.’”

The card stated, “Hi, Tim,

“Feb. 26th marks the day of my first sale on Etsy. You were my very first customer. I remember you said your wife’s name is Bird. I hope she loved the bird nest necklace. I made this necklace as a ‘Thank you.’ I wasn’t sure about the length so there’s an extender attached.

“I hope this isn’t too forward. I’ve never forgotten how kind you were and I’m so grateful.

“Best regards,


For Further Information: “Surprise Gift.” Imgur. 28 February 2014

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