A dance student is searching for a train passenger who slipped an encouraging note into her bag after overhearing her talk about her anxiety issues.
Courtney Robb, 17, had been opening up to a fellow student about how difficult she was finding her course at college in Aberdeen as she travelled home to Arbroath.
She added how she had been a crime victim and did not like travelling, but thought the other woman sitting with earphones in could not hear the conversation.
Courtney Robb is searching for a train passenger who put an encouraging note in her bag
But Courtney, who is in her second week at the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts, found the note in her bag when she got home and ‘just wanted to cry’.
The note said: ‘I hope this isn’t weird or makes you uncomfortable, but I couldn’t help hearing some of your conversation.
‘I just wanted to say I think you are so strong. You are beautiful and deserve all good things in your life. The past does not define you. Keep looking forward. Girl on train.’
Courtney said: ‘I’m in my second week of studying professional dance at the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts.
The note from ‘girl on train’ said Courtney is ‘beautiful and deserve all good things in your life’
‘I was chatting to a fellow student about things that have been going on. The course has been really difficult, and I had taken a day previously to decide if this is really what I wanted to do, and didn’t really want to go in today.
‘I had opened up about my anxiety, and don’t really like travelling, so starting the course has been a challenge, especially as I have been the victim of a crime that meant I had to give a statement to the police.
‘We were speaking really quietly, and a girl sitting across the table from us was wearing headphones, so I really didn’t think she could hear us.
‘But when I got off the train and got home, I found the note in my bag, and when I read it, I just wanted to cry.’
Courtney found the note in her bag when she got home and ‘just wanted to cry’
She continued: ‘My bag had been sitting next to the girl on the seat, and she must have slipped the note in without me seeing.
‘It was perfect timing and exactly what I needed, and I really want to find her and thank her personally for what she did.
‘It is an amazing note and exactly what I needed and she deserves to know how thankful I am.’
Courtney has little recollection about what the girl looked like, but remembers she was in her early 20s with light brown, medium length hair.
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