Well, my tear ducts have just had a manly workout due to a beautiful post in the forum. There’s something transcendent about strangers reaching out and helping each other…
Below is my edited version of Easter65’s post about toniq in the comping board (see the comping guide if you don’t know what it is):
Toniq…Words can’t express how thankful I am to you. You have made me cry with joy.
Toni knew I was struggling with my old computer Bessie and said when she upgraded, I could have her Laptop. As you can imagine as a mom to 5 kids and husband on very low wage a laptop was a complete dream.
Today at around 12.30 I had a knock on the door and the Royal Mail delivered me a ‘Dell Inspiron 1545 In Flamingo Pink’,
Not Toni’s but one she has purchased for me and her message to me was "You can comp properly" and now I’m crying writing this again.
I have never known such kindness from anyone and will be forever grateful to you Toni.. Words are just words and I know I thanked you so many times but no one will know what this means to me… I honestly am so emotional and happy all rolled into one. It’s sparkling, shiny, beautiful and will be so loved.
You are Amazing, Lovely, Kind and Genuinely helpful to people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart “
You can read the full post here.
This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about such generosity in the forum, there was the cot bought for a struggling mum by strangers and the single dad helped out feeding his kids.
The joy of this for me is that toniq’s gift (go you!) was unasked for and given without guilt or obligation from someone she’d never met. I would hate the forums to become a place where people start to come and ask for financial help from strangers, but sometimes you’ve got to admire the sheer glow of humanity.