This is another incident that shows how a small act of kindness can mean a lot more to people than we realize. Lisa Sarber Aldrich picked up a birthday cake at a Meijer’s in Michigan. She asked someone she thought worked in the bakery if they could write a birthday message, so the person did, and she got the cake above.
Here’s Lisa account, which she posted on Facebook:
Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and after a long time, she came and presented me with this cake. I looked her In the eye and said thank you before I even looked at the cake. After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out- it didn’t really matter to me that it looked so bad- I thought people would think it was funny. The cashiers at the self check out didn’t think it was so funny though, and called a few more cashiers and a manager over to look, even taking pictures. To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said “the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she’s not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day.” So I guess the moral of the story is that kindness is important!
That’s a great moral! I mean, think about it: how many people would’ve taken one look at that cake and asked to speak to the manager?
This will definitely make me think twice when I’m not happy with something I get. Here’s a news story about this: