Christmas time can be one of, if not the most, stressful times of the year.
But at the end of the day, it is the spirit of giving, and Aman Da Elle learned this on Christmas Eve in 2015.
Aman Da Elle, a mother from Tacoma, Washington, was in the unfortunate position of shopping on Christmas Eve. And this wasn’t a last minute gift that she forgot to buy; it was potty pants for one of her younger kids. Aman didn’t want to spend Christmas Day cleaning up after any accidents.
She did find a package of diapers, and it had what looked like a coupon on it, Aman thought as she went straight to the cashier.
Aman didn’t know what the note was referring to at first. But she then turned over the note to see $20 attached to the diapers!
“It moved me to tears,” Aman said. The fact that someone went out of their way to do something nice for a stranger, even during the holiday season, is extraordinary in itself.
The most surprising part was that the manager of the store even told Aman she was the fifth person that it happened to that day.
Whether this was one person or multiple people doing this almost didn’t matter; someone took the time and money to help another person who needed it.
The post was shared by news outlet KING 5 on Facebook, and has gotten over 26,000 likes.
This act of kindness is one that clearly resonates with others; many of these people know what it’s like to be stressed during the holiday season, and a gesture like this goes a long way.
“I was feeling overwhelmed and overlooked and you made me feel so special and I’ll always be grateful for it,” Aman wrote on the Facebook post.
Given she wasn’t the only one who got that surprise, it’s so good to see how people are helping complete strangers with their Christmas.
This unknown Santa just wanted to help out those who needed it on Christmas Eve. It’s the joy of giving that means so much and can change a person’s entire day.