Like any mama of boys, Samantha Welch has her hands full.
The single mom from the UK was traveling on a train with her 3-year-old son, Rylan, when a stranger joined them in their train car.
He was an older man, wearing a hat and glasses. He sat down beside Samantha, who was putting every ounce of energy into keeping Rylan entertained and civil. The mother-son duo spent time playing games and having sweet conversations with each other. She even taught him a brief lesson in manners, and respecting those around them on the train.
After a while, Rylan fell asleep on Samantha’s lap, and she held him close. She didn’t think anything of the man sitting next to them, but it turns out he had been watching them closely.
When the train reached his stop, the man stood up to get off—but not before leaving a surprise for the sweet mama beside him.
He tapped Samantha on the shoulder and said, “I think you’ve dropped this out of your bag.” Then he handed her a small folded piece of paper, and made his way off the train.
When she looked at the paper, Samantha realized she hadn’t dropped anything, but rather the man had written a note especially for her.