A woman battling breast cancer was left stunned by a kind gesture by an anonymous stranger.
Jerina Edwards, from Oklahoma, was finishing a meal with her family at a local Chinese restaurant, when she learned a stranger had paid for their bill and left a heartfelt note.
Edwards took to Facebook to publicly thank the individual for their random act of kindness, posting the note they left for her family.
The note read: “I lost my wife to cancer five years ago. I know how tough it can be going through this. Your meal is on me. Merry Christmas.”
“More than anything, having cancer has shown me that there are a lot of good people in this world,” the mother-of-three wrote.
“It has been hard, I have fought, I have been sick, tears have been shed, I have missed out on things, I have lost my hair, and I will lose my breast, but I will live. I WILL LIVE.
“My parents will still have their daughter, my husband will still have his wife, my children will still have their mother. Whoever you are - thank you.”
Jerina Edwards (centre) with her family
The post went viral after it appeared on Love What Matters Facebook page.
“I’m only halfway through my own treatment and I have already had my eyes opened to how important it is to reach out to people and just LOVE them,” she explained.
“You meet people each day that you don’t realise are hurting and struggling and you can make such a difference with a phone call, a card, or a visit.
“We’ve have been showered with love by people - many of whom we don’t even know - and this is just one example of it. There is so much good in this world. I will spend the rest of my life paying it forward & am so grateful.”