One kind stranger touched a Muslim family’s hearts through an unexpected act of kindness in the form of a simple message on a receipt.
Eslam S. Mohamed posted a photo of his family’s receipt from an Olive Garden on Facebook on Christmas day along with a caption that told others about his family’s experience at an Augusta, Georgia restaurant the day before.
The family’s receipt, which amounted to at least $138, had a handwritten message in blue marker that read “Paid Merry Christmas Beautiful Family.”
In his post, Mohamed writes that his party of 12 was clearly Muslim because of the language they were speaking and the hijabs worn by the female family members.
“I can’t express how this act touched our hearts,” Mohamed wrote. “Among all the bad things happening to Muslims and the hate speech that the presidential candidate had made lately , there is still light in the dark, there is still hope within the frustration. All what i can say to who did that, Merry Christmas to you too and God bless such a beautiful heart you have.”
The post has since been shared over 26,000 times on Facebook.