This is so lovely and Canadian.
For those big blue eyes, I'd pay for 10 parking meters. (via Yahoo)
A young mother in Barrie, Canada rushed to the emergency room when her family doctor informed her that her infant son had a knot in his bowel filled with liquid and air, as most mothers who hear such news about their newborn children are wont to do. In a rush, she threw all her change in the meter. She had to stay at the hospital longer than the time she paid for, though, and couldn't leave her kid's side to refill the machine. She posted about her dilemna in a local Facebook group, where new mothers buy and sell stuff to each other:
Not sell related. I'm at RVH with my newborn and we now need to do more ultrasound and xrays. I put all my chance in the street metre but its going to run out at 3:30. Will I get towed or just a ticket? I can't leave my newborn to run out, and we didn't expect to be this long.
Instead of just answering her question, the group's members volunteered to go out and pay the meter for her. After getting information about the location and make of her car, a total of five women went out and added change so she could stay longer. The mother, 27-year-old Kaylee Goemans, was incredibly thankful and hopes her story will encourage similar acts of kindness. Her baby, 6-week-old Dominic, is going to have to go to the hospital more often, since he was diagnosed with intussusception and a heart murmur, but hopefully the hospital christens the parking meter the "Official Dominic Goemans Parking Meter," and they get free parking for life.