Mum in tears over children's gift to sick kid after Halloween message

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A mum of a sick little boy stricken with cancer has been reduced to tears after finding lollies delivered to her home on Halloween.

Courtney Thomas, from Atlanta in the US state of Georgia, is mum to three-year-old Zoe who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

It meant this year she couldn’t go out for Halloween and the family couldn’t greet trick-or-treaters.

So, the Thomas family erected a sign.

"Sorry, no candy, child with cancer. See you next year!" the sign reads.

Zoe Thomas, 3, pictured.
Zoe Thomas, 3, has cancer and had to spend Halloween indoors. Source: Facebook/ Courtney Thomas

However, not content with Zoe missing out, some neighbourhood kids decided to share their lollies with her.

Ms Thomas shared her appreciation for their generosity on Facebook.

“I can't stop crying,” she wrote.

“If anyone thought there was no hope in our kids and teens you're wrong. The sole purpose of us putting this sign in our yard today was so kids wouldn't run to our door and be disappointed (our neighbourhood usually gets 300-400 kids).”

She added the doorbell camera showed kids dropping off treats and the photo she posted “doesn’t do it justice”.

“Seriously... If the parents of anyone who did this sees this, please tell them how much it means to us and our kiddos,” Ms Thomas wrote.

“On the best candy night of the year kids freely and generously shared with strangers and showed so much love and kindness. So amazing.”

A sign outside a home tells people 'no candy' because a child with cancer is inside. Lollies sit at the base of the sign.
Kids left lollies for Zoe outside her home. Source: Facebook/Courtney Thomas

Other people on Facebook called the kind act “absolutely beautiful”.

“Hugs to your family and the amazing kids that did this,” one woman wrote.

“Sweetest thing I've seen in along time,” another wrote.

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