A woman was left speechless after she was handed a heartwarming note from a stranger.
Tracey Hamnett, 44, hadn’t been out in weeks because of the cold weather.
So when it started to brighten up a little, she headed out for a walk along the New Brighton promenade in Merseyside, only to be stopped by a woman, reports Liverpool Echo.
The stranger handed her a note, which, amongst “all the negativity with Covid”, she said really cheered her up.
Tracey said: “This young lady walked up to me. I thought at first she was going to ask for directions, and she just said ‘can I give you this, please?’
“She handed me a piece of paper and started skipping off with a nice spring in her step kind of thing. She had lovely long hair, very pretty, in her early twenties.
“I looked at it and read it and said to her, ‘oh my god, that’s so nice. Thank you very much!'”
On the colourful Post-it note handed to her, the words: “In case nobody told you today – you are doing amazing, you are beautiful, you are loved,” had been written.
Tracey said: “She turned around and said I just want to spread a little kindness, that was it, and she carried on her way handing little notes out to other people.
“It was lovely, and just what we need in the times we’re in at the moment.
“It was nice, and gave me a nice warm fuzzy feeling if I’m being honest.”
Since being posted to the Wirral Gossip Facebook group, it has received over 500 likes and a hundred comments.
One person said: “It’s the little things that make you feel good, how nice is that x”.
Another commented: “So sweet making someone feel very special, lovely kind person very thoughtful xx”.
While a few others revealed that they too had been handed notes by a young woman in a similar way, as one person posted a photo of a note given to her that she had kept.
She commented: “I also got a message last week! Made me smile, thanks. X”.
Another woman said: “Me and my son got one off her. Really made me smile. Thought it was a beautiful thing to do and could make such a positive impact on anybody who was having a bad day.”
Tracey later replied to the lovely comments, writing: “Thank you so much for sharing this! I’m so glad it made your day due to all the negativity with Covid. I thought it would be a nice thing to do to cheer people up as Covid has got all of us feeling a bit down!”
Tracey said that she really appreciated the sweet gesture, as she often tries to reach out to people she meets when she’s out walking.
She said: “When I used to go for a walk about seven o’clock before I went to work, I’d always try to make the effort to say good morning to someone.
“There are so many people walking with their heads down at the moment and it feels a bit glum and miserable, so it’s just nice to know somebody else is there.”