Children love toys! And when Bonita Ortega’s toddler had broken his leg she knew that buying a new toy would make him feel a lot better. So, she picked herself up and took a trip to Toys “R” Us to buy a toy car for her son.
“I decided to go to ToysRUs today on lunch to get him a “Get Well” present to surprise him with when I got home. I walk up to the Cars section, anyone that knows Nixon, knows he loves Cars.”
But her trip to the toy store didn’t end as she expected.
While in the car section, Bonita saw an envelope taped to one of the toy shelves. She wasn’t quite sure whether or not to open it or not but her curiosity was too much. She eventually decided to open the envelope and what she read stopped her in her tracks.
“Please use this cash to buy something in honor of our son Henry who would be 4 on March 2, 2017.”
Bonita couldn’t help but shed a tear after reading the letter. It was a pay it forward letter. A parent who had lost their son wanted to honor their son’s memory by giving another parent the ability to buy something for their own kid. It was a beautiful and heartbreaking gesture!!
“I immediately started to cry, it was bittersweet tears. I was hurting for Henry’s family, but so thankful that my Nixon could honor this sweet boy.”
Bonita couldn’t reject the offer from the anonymous letter.
“I wish I could personally thank Henry’s parents and just tell them how thankful we are for their sweet gesture. Nixon was able to get this awesome Cars garage that he hasn’t stopped playing with since opening it. Please share in hopes this will make it to them. Happy Birthday, Henry!”
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