The most difficult job as described ever is the job of a Mother.A home maker in true sense. If you could recall those tedious days your mom had to face because of your tantrums you would be thankful to her for all her painstaking efforts.

Also  all kids are not same and it takes parents a lot to deal with as they grow up. They have to learn new techniques to handle children as they grow.

Train journeys can be tedious with kids


Sammie Welch a single mother had it all covered to set her  3 year  old son  for a 6 hour long train ride. Rylan was all happy with his favorite things at bay and Sammie wanted the train journey to be less dramatic. Sammie did not realize that admist all their mother son duo activities a stranger was watching them from across the room.

Sammie with Rylan on Good Morning Britain


All Sammy wanted was a peaceful journey for herself and Rylan as well as other fellow passengers keeping her son occupied for the entire journey was all she could think of when she boarded the train.

Together they counted things out of window, read books, played paint has snacks , listened to music and many other things. Rylan as restless as any other kid , behaved fantastic as ever and did not disturb his fellow passengers.

Finally some peace !!


Things worked for Sammie and and Rylan finally fell asleep in her lap.

Little did she realize that a stranger  sitting opposite her had stood up to leave. Before leaving the train the man tapped Sammie on her shoulder and handed her a little note and vanished.

Note from the sweetest stranger


Sammie was totally astonished when she found what was on the 5 pound note.   It read:

“Have a drink on me. You are a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners”.

What was written on the back touched Sammie’s heart the most .

“P.S. I have a daughter your age. Someone did the same thing for her once. Hope when she has children, she is as good a mother as you. ”

The other side contained


The single struggling mom was overwhelmed  in tears as it was the best compliment one could ever  give her. And recognition of her efforts from a stranger in a most sweet way just made her day better!

Sammie describing her experience


Deeply touched by the strangers praise and having no opportunity to thank him, she took to Facebook and local newspaper posting images and story of what happened.

After nearly  6 days the mysterious man came up.Ken Saunders  50, was the mystery note guy and Sammie was thrilled to see him.

  Rylan with Sammie and Ken


Although for Ken it had been a act of humanity he did not think it would make the single mom so happy.

‘I wasn’t going to tell anyone — why would I? It’s no big deal. Lots of people do things like this all the time,” he told  Daily Mail.

  Clip of Sammie and Rylan

Such simple acts can sometimes change a person’s life if not on a major scale atleast a fraction of it.

A small simple compliment can mean a lot for people who care for us , so why need a stranger for appreciations go ahead hug you mom and tell her you love her!!