Brisbane woman Tillz Siofele sent her husband to buy the milk powder for their baby – and when she opened the tub a few days later, she was stunned to find the money and hand-written note inside
When Tillz Siofele realised she was running low on baby formula, she thought nothing of sending her husband to the store to pick up some more.
Little did she know, there was a surprise awaiting her when she opened the tub just a few days later. Tillz was shocked to discover there was a handwritten note from a stranger nestled in the top of the tin. And alongside the folded piece of paper was a five dollar bill.
The mum, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, said she thought it was “strange” at first – until she read the heartwarming message. The note read: “Enjoy this little something. Happy Wealth Wednesday.”
Whoever wrote it had also added some doodles to the paper, including a smiley face and a love heart. The money had been paperclipped to the note.
Curious about where it had come from, Ms Siofele took to social media in 2020 to share her find. She posted a photo of the kind gesture on Facebook, where it garnered plenty of attention. Some people were quick to suggest that it might have been left by a woman named Susanna Lucy, from Camira.
Susanna is known for her acts of kindness in the area, often leaving small surprises for strangers in their groceries. And she later confirmed that she had written the note.
Speaking to news.com.au, Ms Lucy said: “There’s not enough of that sort of stuff that happens. I get a lot out of it too, obviously.” She added that she loves to make someone else’s day.
Ms Siofele was so inspired by the gesture that she decided to pay the money forward, saying she didn’t need the five dollars, but someone else out there might really benefit from it.
It comes after a mum revealed she had been given an envelope containing a note and £100 by a stranger while she was walking around Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland shortly before Christmas.
The handwritten message read: “Merry Christmas. It’s been a tough year for everyone. Please take this and have a great Christmas. Buy that extra gift, order that extra good, treat that extra person or just yourself. The world is a better place with you in it.”
It continued: “The only thing I ask is… if or when you can afford it, please pay the gesture forward. Or when the opportunity arises offer a kind gesture. Merry Christmas.”
Overwhelmed by the unexpected present, the recipient, who wanted to stay anonymous, expressed her astonishment. She said: “I tried to find the lady to thank her but she appeared to see me coming and dashed off.”
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