Mom Leaves Hospital With Sick Son To Find That A Stranger Paid Her Parking Ticket

By Scott Stump for TODAY

After spending several days in the hospital when her infant son became ill, the last thing an Australian mom needed was to find a parking ticket on her car windshield.

That's when she discovered a touching gesture from a complete stranger that made her day. The mom, who has chosen to remain unidentified, posted the ticket and a note from a stranger who only gave her first name, Laura, on the Canberra Mums Facebook page Sunday.

Over the past few days I have been in hospital with my 9 week old son. We were discharged today and as I walked to my...

Posted by Canberra Mums on Sunday, August 9, 2015

"I saw your car had a parking ticket on it,'' the note read. "I'm sure whatever you're going through at the hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you."

The grateful mom, whose 9-week-old son was discharged from Canberra Hospital on Sunday, acknowledged that small act of kindness by putting it on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 50,000 likes in less than a day.

"I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support,'' the mom wrote. "Thank you so much.''