A stranger handed single mom a note about her parenting style

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A stranger observed the way a mum was interacting with her son in a crowded train compartment. As he left, he handed her a note. It was a comment on her way of parenting

It was a crowded train, somewhere in the UK. Samantha Wench, A single mom was travelling with her 3-year-old son Rylan. A man in a hat and glasses was silently observing them.

It is difficult to keep a toddler engaged these days. So Samantha was doing everything she could to make the journey pleasant for Rylan. She was playing with him, singing to him, and all the while, the man kept on observing her. After a while, she made room for another passenger. At a point, Rylan coughed, and she told him to cover his mouth with her hands. Eventually, Rylan went to sleep on her lap.

At a station, the man with the hat got up, handed her a note making a pretense that she had dropped it out of her purse. She knew that he was lying, but accepted it anyway. Inside it, he had written something about her parenting style. She read it, and there were tears in her eyes.

The note read:

‘Have a drink on me, you’re a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners.

Attached to the note was a £5 note, asking her to have a drink on him.


Samantha was touched by his kind gesture. According to her, she did not do anything different. She had just played with her son and kept him busy. The very fact that the stranger complimented her made her feel good, and she decided to trace him!

Read on to know what happened next!

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