A note left on her car by a stranger made this mum’s crappy day much better.

Faith in humanity restored.

There are few things worse than a parking ticket. But something much, much worse is having a sick baby.

And a Canberra mum was faced with both dilemmas this week.

“Over the past few days I have been in hospital with my 9-week-old son,” the mother wrote on Facebook.

“We were discharged today and as I walked to my car I noticed that I had a parking ticket. After those days in hospital, a parking ticket was one more thing that I didn’t need.”

The note left by a kind soul called Laura.

But, luckily, a guardian angel known as Laura was watching over her.

The woman found a note attached to her ticket.

“Well to my surprise, when I opened the envelope there was a note from a lovely lady named Laura,” she said.

The note said:

“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 have paid for you… Hope things get better!!”

“I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support,” the woman posted.

“Thank you so much.”

The post, which has been liked more than 40,000 times, has people (rightly) singing Laura’s praises far and wide.

What a lovely, selfless act of kindness for someone who really needed it.

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“The 5 acts of kindness that got me through my first year with triplets.”

A random (and beautiful) act of kindness. Stop and read it.

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