Parking tickets seem to find you when you need them the least. Not that anyone ever NEEDS a parking ticket, but we usually get them at times when we're already stressed beyond our limit. Just that little (very expensive) kick while you're already down, which is exactly what happened to this woman - until a stranger intervened and turned a parking ticket into a very touching story.
"Over the past few days I have been in hospital with my 9 week old son," she shared on Facebook, along with the photo above. "We were discharged today and as I walked to my car I noticed that I had a parking ticket. After those days in hospital, a parking ticket was one more thing that I didn't need."
"Well to my surprise, when I opened the envelope there was a note from a lovely lady named Laura (attached). I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support," she continued. "Thank you so much."
Written on the pink post-it was a note from the woman that said, "Hi there, I saw your car had a parking ticket on it, I'm sure whatever you are going through at the hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you," along with the receipt number.
Wow! We hate paying our own parking tickets, never mind paying for someone else's. But Laura was absolutely right that the owner of the car had way bigger things to worry about than where her car was parked and we're sure it warmed her heart to see this note on something that would have otherwise just upset her more.