Woman gets emotional after grieving mother hands her letter and £10 on the street

Tammi Bennett, from Barry in Wales, opened the envelope to find a £10 note and a message written by a grieving mother saying her son lost his life to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) in January 2020

A complete stranger handed Tammi Bennett an envelope with a £10 note and a heartfelt message inside
A complete stranger handed Tammi Bennett an envelope with a £10 note and a heartfelt message inside

A woman was left emotional after a grieving stranger randomly selected her for a “selfless act” to honor the memory of her dead son.

Tammi Bennett, from Barry in South Wales, was walking when she was approached by a woman she had never seen before on January 26.

The mysterious stranger quickly handed her an envelope and insisted that she had a “lovely day” before leaving.

A heartfelt handwritten letter and a £10 note were found inside Tammi, North Wales Online reports.

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 (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) in January 2020

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 mom 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!”

In the card, the grieving mother asked Tammi to buy a birthday cake and share it with her family to honor her son’s memory.

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.

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.

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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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