Taunton, MA

Kindness card travels 500 miles, blesses mother and kids: “I wanted to cry, it was selfless and thoughtful”

Amy Christie

An “act of kindness” card traveled a long way to deliver a special blessing to a 30-year-old mother and her children. The woman was out to eat with her kids, and the card filled their day with smiles and gratitude.

What are the details?

Liana Arruda was out with her kids, and they had just come in for dinner at Home Plate Bay Street Grill in Taunton, MA. They were coming back from an event held at Taunton High School, according to Sunnyskyz.

The mother went on to order food for her and her kids. She also added some dishes to take home for another family member, so their check went over $80.

The surprise came when she wanted to pay for it. The waitress let her know that a woman who had sat next to her had already covered the check for the meal.

"I almost wanted to cry because it was just really selfless and thoughtful. I was with two young kids, so they can get a little crazy and overwhelming," she shared with the Taunton Gazette.

Right before stepping out the door, the woman whose identity was not revealed gave the waitress a card. She asked her to pass it on to Liana.

That card was crafted to honor the life of Trevor Paul Thomas, a standout athlete who used to play baseball in Maryland. He passed away when he was only 21 years old, in a motorcycle accident in 2019.

"If you receive this card, then you must be a recipient of a random act of kindness. Please consider making a post to share your experience. In order for the Thomas family to see it, the post will have to be public, and please use #liveliketrev23," the card read.

How it traveled so far, more than 500 miles, remains a mystery.

The mother said she won’t be giving it away in a hurry. Instead, she wants to choose a special moment to help out someone who needs more happy moments like this.

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