Random actions of kindness from strangers often fill our hearts with warmth and gives us hope for humanity. Read Mark and Linda's story of an accidentally sent text message and in return getting a personal visit from the strangers who wanted to congratulate them.
Text message mix-ups are usually funny and end up with apologies exchanged. This one exchange, however, was not only funny but the story ended with the strangers giving them a personal visit accompanied by gifts. New parents Lindsey and Mark Lashley were too happy on the birth of their baby Cason Knox. Little did the parents know that while they were busy with the birth of their child, Mark's mom Teresa was busy in updating a stranger about the birth of her grandchild.
Teresa in her moment of excitement was busy sharing the news of her grandchild with her friends and family. The poor woman had no idea that among the contact numbers of her friends and family, there was a number of one man named Dennis Williams. Dennis was updated on Cason's birth. Though Dennis was happy that things went well during the birth, he had absolutely no idea who he was talking to.
This, however, did not stop the young man and his brother from visiting this stranger's family with gifts to congratulate them.
Talking to Daily Mail, Mark told the franchise, he had no idea that while he and his wife were busy with their newborn, his mom has invited a stranger to their room. “It was different. I mean, my friend just walked in and said: ‘There are some more people coming down the hallway,’ and we didn’t know who they were and they said, ‘Oh, we’re the ones who got the random text message.’
“The reason it happened was my cousin had a new phone and I guess those boys ended up with her old number.”
Mark told that as soon as they caught up on the situation they were embarrassed but still appreciated the random act of kindness from complete strangers. “[My mother] thought she was still talking to my cousin, that’s who she thought she was talking to,” Mark added. “I don’t think we would have randomly invited them over but we appreciate it and the gifts. You don’t hear about much compassion in the news anymore.”