Aussie mum shares comforting note and gift from school receptionist after stressful morning
Kind school receptionist stuns stressed mum by handing her comforting note at drop off: ‘This changed my day’
- Australian mum stunned after school receptionist’s act of kindness
- Andrea Byrne was stressed as she signed her children late for school one morning
- When leaving, the receptionist gave him an envelope with a sweet note and chocolate
- The mum shared the note on Facebook drawing dozens of delighted responses
An Australian mum has shared the moment a school receptionist transformed her day with a small but thoughtful gesture.
Andrea Byrne looked stressed as she registered her children for school in the late morning when the receptionist handed her an envelope containing a sweet note and a bar of chocolate.
The mum shared an image of the uplifting note to the popular Facebook group, The Kindness Pandemic, reading: ‘Hang on mum bear – you really are amazing xx’.
In a post to the popular Facebook group, The Kindness Pandemic, Andrea Byrne said she looked stressed as she registered her children for school late one morning when the receptionist handed her an envelope containing a note sweet and a chocolate bar.
She said the staff member’s act of kindness was a “small thing with a big effect”.
“Today after registering my children for school late and apparently as if I had already rung the bell, the school receptionist passed me an envelope on the way out,” the mother wrote in the post.
“When I opened it in the car, that’s what I found – it was the best tasting chocolate ever and it changed my day!”
Andrea’s post about the wife’s thoughtful gift received more than 6,300 likes and drew dozens of elated responses.
One woman called the receptionist an ‘angel’ for her kind gesture while others said she was ‘one in a million’.
‘It’s nice. What a wonderful idea from the receptionist. We never know the trails someone followed to get the kids out the door and to school in the morning. What empathy has shown you,” one member wrote.
“The idea of this person from the school administration preparing these things to give to stressed mums makes me want to hug her. I hope you feel better and know that we have all been through those days, weeks, months or years. commented another.