For most of us, finding a parking space is a challenge at the best of times.
And if it’s around school, there’s just no chance. You can just about stop on the side of the road to avoid the kids having to jump out of a moving car.
So hearts melted when one mum posted this random act of kindness on Twitter, about her son having been assigned his own parking space.
Freelance writer Christie Dietz put up a picture on her Twitter feed of her son’s tiny bike locked to a street lamppost.
Usually you would expect it to be stuck with some kind of warning or an angry note but, after parking the bike against the lamppost daily for the last year, Christie and her son arrived back to pick it up one afternoon to find that someone had specially reserved the parking space for him.
The kind stranger in question had created a sticker with a photo of the little green bike and stuck it to the lamppost with a message saying that it was parking for this bike only.
Christie was overwhelmed by the kindness of the gesture captioning the photo: ‘My son has parked his bike by this lamppost just about every day for the last year. This morning, this sticker had appeared. Absolutely made our day. People can be so brilliant. Thank you, whoever did it’.
Twitter users echoed the mum’s feelings writing: ‘this is so precious I want to cry’, ‘this is the world we want! #kindnessmatters’, ‘Lovely. Little things like this give me hope for humanity’, ‘that’s the most adorable random act of kindness ever’ and ‘I would’ve balled my eyes out!’
Christie intends to thank the person responsible by writing a thank you note to them and sticking it to the lamppost in the hope that they will notice it.
Lets hope it all works out and the kind stranger receives the thanks!