'Beautiful thing to do': Stranger's kind note left in Brisbane library

An anonymous person has left kind notes and gifts at a library in Brisbane to give visitors an uplifting surprise, with people online saying the act has restored their faith in humanity.

Brisbane Libraries shared photos of the notes and crochet flowers, which were left at Chermside Library in Queensland by a well-meaning customer.

The flowers were found amongst the shelves and Brisbane Libraries said the gesture was “truely the sweetest thing”.

The notes were found at Chermside Library in Brisbane and people were loving the random acts of crochet kindness. Source: Brisbane City Council

“Hello stranger,” one of the notes reads.

“I hope this flower brings a smile to your face and adds colour to your day!

“Feel free to take it home and keep for as long as it brings you joy.”

On the other side of the note, the kind stranger had written out poems – ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Acceptance’ by Canadian poet and author Rupi Kaur.

“Beautiful thing to do,” one person said. “Must be a beautiful person.”

The flowers were left alongside notes, hoping to brighten a stranger's day. Source: Brisbane Libraries

Another person thanked Brisbane Libraries for sharing the photos to Facebook and said “Faith in humanity restored”.

Another Facebook user said their friend had been doing the same thing, making and leaving various crochet items around for strangers to find.

“I’m sure she has brought joy to the people who find them,” the woman said.

Another person said they had seen posts of people leaving crochet flowers in Lithgow, NSW, and as well as in England as the friendly trend takes off.

The crochet flowers were accompanied by poems by Rupi Kaur. Source: Brisbane Libraries

A quick Facebook search proves crochet flowers are popping up everywhere and there’s even a public group of some 9,000 people which advocates for “Random Acts of Crochet Kindness”, which strives to build a community and make the world “lighter and brighter”.

“This is a group for anyone that wants to share an act of kindness, it's mainly for crochet but if there is anyone that has gone out of their way to make another person smile, I want to hear about it!” The group’s description says.

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