Deciding whether short- or long-term parking is more appropriate is tough when you're rushing your nine-week-old son to the doctor.
There are nice people out there, at least in Australia. (via News.com.au)
A woman in Canberra, Australia, told the Facebook group Canberra Mums that she went into a hospital with her nine-week old son last week. She and the baby were discharged several days later, at which point the mother noticed she hadn't parked in the right place, because there was a parking ticket on her windshield. The frustration and stress felt by the mother—and you, dear reader—were quickly alleviated by the pink sticky note also left on the windshield.
The note read:
"Hi there. I saw your car had a parking ticket on it, I'm sure whatever you are going through at hospital is tough enough so I paid for you. Hope things get better."
It was signed "Laura," and a receipt number was provided to show that the good deed had in fact been done.
This Laura person didn't know who the mom was, or why she was in the hospital, she just noticed that the car's driver had been inside the hospital for a while and that the last thing they probably needed was a parking ticket. Thanks for restoring our faith in humanity for a few minutes, Laura!