Heartwarming note left on a stranger’s parked car during Melbourne’s lockdown offers sweet relief to those who are struggling
- Melonie Santos found an envelope left on her car on Thursday in Melbourne
- She had been grocery shopping and opened it up to find a sweet note and $20
- The random act of kindness has been praised by many on a Facebook group
- Thursday marks 200 days of Melburnians living under lockdown restrictions
A mother has praised a stranger for performing a touching act of kindness during Melbourne’s lockdown by leaving a note and $20 note on her parked car while she was picking up groceries.
Melonie Santos was picking up food at her local supermarket on Thursday morning when she returned to the car park and saw what she thought was a fine on the windshield of her car.
Posting the ‘fine’ in The Kindness Project, Ms Santos wrote: ‘I looked at the parking sign which was 1.5 hours and I knew that I was less than an hour.’
The note left inside the envelope has been seen as crucial for someone going through a hard time in lockdown to receive
Melonie Santos had been shopping for groceries Thursday morning in Melbourne when she returned to her car to find an envelope left on the windshield
‘I picked up the envelope and looked inside to find the most beautiful act of kindness.’
Along with $20, a heartfelt note was left inside the envelope that read: ‘Times are tough right now. Please treat yourself to something small to help with you or your children’s mental health. You’re not alone. Lifeline: 13 11 14.’
‘Whoever you are out there: You made my day! Thank you #somuchgratitude,’ Ms Santos said.
Melbourne is currently in its sixth lockdown since the Covid pandemic began, with new restrictions added to the city on August 5.
The city has reached a grim milestone of 200 days with stay-at-home orders, with Victoria more broadly recording 57 locally acquired cases on Thursday.
Melbourne is currently in its sixth lockdown as the city reaches 200 days of living under the restrictions on Thursday morning
The random act of kindness has lifted the spirits of many individuals within the Facebook group.
One individual wrote: ‘Thank you to whoever did that! Kindness is wonderful not only for the receiver and giver but for those of us who read about such kindness and it makes us smile!’
Another wrote: ‘Angels do walk amongst us’.
The note inside the envelope, which shed light on mental health, particularly touched the heart of one person who believed the envelope could be vital for someone going through a hard time.
‘Thank you to whoever put the note… this could save someone’s life’.