Melissa Simms was having a terrible day. But she didn’t just stub her toe out of bed in the morning, she was living what could only be described as “hell on earth.” The woman from Pell City, Alabama had taken her son to the doctor. But when she went to the front desk to check out, she realized – much to her surprise – that she didn’t have the money for the copay.
But then a Good Samaritan who happened to witness the mother’s plight, offered to make Simms’s day better. And when Simms realized that a stranger had helped her out, she did not hesitate to post about it on social media. As a result, that stranger didn’t just bring a smile to Simms’s face, but thousands of others online as well.
Keep reading to discover how this heartwarming story helped Melissa Simms!
The incident happened when Simms arrived at the doctor to follow up about a series of surgeries she had undergone. Because her seventh-grade son Trey was home from school, she was forced to bring him along.
Simms told WBRC-TV about the struggle she and her husband had recently been going through. They are in dire financial straits.
“Me and my husband woke up and split out last $10 for gas, for him to go to work and for me to make it to my doctor’s appointment,” Simms said. “All day I was stressed about how am I going to make supper for my kids.”
Suddenly, a strange woman came up to Trey and handed him a note. But before the boy could look at it, the stranger was out the door…
“If I would have known what it was, I would have told her thank you,” Trey said.
When Melissa finally had the time to look at the note, she saw that it contained a $100 bill and a handwritten note with a Bible Verse.
“I’ve had days like you are having today. Hang in there. Joshua 1:9”
For those who would like to know, Joshua 1:9 reads: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
After realizing the good fortune, Simms snapped a picture and shared it to Facebook along with the following note:
“I was having one of those days where it just seemed everything was going wrong and then…an unknown woman which I will call her an (EARTHLY ANGEL) handed this to my son while we were at the doctors office to give me. This made my whole entire day THANK YOU and I will pay if forward! I have read about these random acts of kindness, but this is the first time I have ever experienced it first hand!!! Just thought maybe this could cheer up someone’s day as much as it has mine!!!”
This stranger made Simms’s day.
“It’s the kindest thing that’s ever been done,” Simms told reporters. “Truly from the bottom of my heart I thank this woman. I would love to repay it and to pay it forward one day just like she did.”
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