The mother of a man in the midst of military training has shouted a woman and her son a meal in a random act of kindness that has warmed the heart of thousands.
Heidi Goforth was in the drive-thru at McDonald’s in Tennessee when she received the receipt for her paid meal featuring a note from the lady in the car in front of her.
“My son is in the airforce. I can’t buy him breakfast so I bought yours. Have a blessed day,” the woman scribbled across the receipt for the AUD$8.38 (USD$5.77) order.
Ms Goforth shared a photo of the touching note to her Facebook and it was quick to attract the attention of its author, Caryn Scherm Hill.
“It was my pleasure. Kindness can create such a wave of emotion. How extra special that you were getting breakfast for your son,” Ms Hill wrote in a reply to the original post.
She explained her son had 17 days left of basic military training and was due to see him again at his upcoming graduation ceremony.
“I cried like a baby when I read the comments from you and others! Not an hour goes by that we don't think of our son. He is going to laugh when he reads this,” she wrote.
“We love doing random acts of kindness. It can make so many of us happy.”
She added Ms Goforth has made her “smile, laugh, and cry so much” in the hours after seeing the post she made to Facebook.
Others described her gesture as a “beautiful” thing to do out of the kindness of her own heart.
“What a sweet lady. We appreciate her and her son for his dedication and service to our country. Thanks to both of them,” someone wrote in a comment.
“This post makes me happy but a little sad. God bless the son in the Air Force,” a social media user said.
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