Woman ‘excited’ after stranger handed her card on the street

A woman was left “excited” after a stranger handed her a card on the street.

Tammi Bennett was walking on January 26 when she was approached by a woman she had never seen before.

In a brief encounter, the stranger handed Tammi an envelope and insisted she have a “lovely day” before leaving, reports North Wales Live.

Curious as to what was inside, Tammi opened the envelope to find a card complete with a handwritten message and a £10 note.

A message inside the card revealed the heartbreaking reason behind the stranger’s gesture.

The note explained that the stranger, who signed the card “Jason’s Mom,” had delivered the card on what would have been his son’s 28th birthday.

Jason died of SUDEP in 2020, his mother asked a stranger to honor his memory
Jason died of SUDEP in 2020, his mother asked a stranger to honor his memory

Jason’s mother said her son had sadly passed away from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), which is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely.

The writer explained that she only had one request: that whoever received the card buy a birthday cake with the money attached.

Jason’s mother wrote: “My son loved birthday cake, actually he liked most cakes.

“Please buy a cake and enjoy it with your family, cake is good any day of the year, not just on a birthday.”

In a touching tribute to her son, Jason’s mother also wrote a touching reminder: “Family is so important, spending time with family is such a precious GIFT!”

Tammi Bennett bought a cake in memory of Jason
Tammi Bennett bought a cake in memory of Jason

Deeply moved by Jason’s mother’s words, Tammi, who is from Barry, South Wales, said the message had left her “emotional” because she had had a bad day herself.

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Sharing the story on Facebook, she wrote: “It really touched me and made me realize that not everyone knows how lucky they are to have a family they can spend time with.

“It’s amazing what this lady is doing, keeping her memory alive by doing such a selfless act with random people like me on the street, it really lifted me up.”

Tammi also shared a photo of a birthday cake she had bought for Jason, writing, “We actually bought a cake and shared it with the family and wished Jason a happy 28th birthday.”

The Facebook post has since been shared by thousands on social media, with many sending birthday wishes in memory of Jason.

The post even found its way to Jason’s mom, who got in touch with Tammi to thank her for honoring her son’s memory.

Although she did not wish to be named, Jason’s mother shared with North Wales Live that she sadly passed away in January 2020, aged just 25, as a result of SUDEP.

She hopes to raise awareness of SUDEP as it affects approximately 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy and its cause is currently unknown.

To learn more about SUDEP or to donate to research, click here.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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