With all the crazy news in this world, the following story put a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.  There are good people out there!

Sometimes you find kindness in the most unexpected places – even a Pizza Hut!

A single mother from Raleigh, North Carolina wrote to ABC11 to share the incredible experience she had at the pizza chain while dining with her children.

Despite going through a difficult time – she’s in the middle of a messy divorce and was forced to move several times – the woman always makes the effort to go out to dinner with her kids every Friday. She recently brought her kids straight from school and daycare to Pizza Hut, when her son’s ADHD medication was wearing off.

The woman apologized in advance to a young man seated alone in a nearby booth, worried her children would begin to get rowdy and loud. He replied that he didn’t mind, as he had three children of his own.

The woman and her children continued with their meal, with the mother trying the best she could to engage with her kids to keep them on their best behavior. Meanwhile, the young man finished his dinner and left.

At the end of their meal, instead of bringing over the check, the family’s waitress came over and said the young man had already paid their bill. He also left them a Pizza Hut gift card and a three-page handwritten letter:

“I do not know your back story, but I have had the privilege of watching you parent your children for the past 30 minutes. I have to say thank you for parenting your children in such a loving manner.”

“I have watched you teach your children about the importance of respect, education, proper manners, communication, self control, and kindness all while being very patient,” he continued. “I will never cross your path again but am positive that you and your children have amazing futures.”

He concludes, “Keep up the good work, and when it starts to get tough, do not forget that others may be watching and will need the encouragement of seeing a good family being raised. God bless! -Jake”

With all the hardship life can bring you, this story shows that good things can happen to you just as easily!

Original article is available here.  Jake deserves a hug and a big thank you for his positive contribution to the world.  We all have the ability to make a difference in someone’s life.  Take the challenge and make a difference today!