Grieving mom buys girl birthday cake 'because I am unable to buy my daughter a cake of her own'

Mar 24, 2018
12:15 P.M.
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It was an act of kindness that will remain with this family forever.


According to Good Inside Us, a stranger paid for a girl’s birthday cake and left the family speechless.

Madison Jauregui was excited that it was her birthday. Her family headed to the bakery to pick up her birthday cake but little did they know they would experience something special.

They left the bakery with a story and an act of kindness that they would stick with them forever.

As the family went to the counter to pay for their purple Beauty and the Beast cake, they learned that they did not have to pay for it.

The cake was already paid for and the family was handed a note that revealed a heartbreaking story behind the sweet gesture.


Kyle, Madison’s brother, was touched by what he experienced and decided to share the story on Twitter. It has since gone viral.

The note read, ‘In honor of my daughter’s 10th birthday I have chosen your cake to pay for. Each year I do this random act of kindness because I am unable to buy my daughter a cake of her own. Today is her big double digit birthday. Please enjoy your day.'

It was signed, ‘McKenna’s Mom.’ Along with the note was a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ card from the MISS Foundation.

The organization is a child death support group, which started the Kindness Project in 1996 to help grieving families honor the children they have lost.


Since the inception, over two million acts of kindness have been performed.


Kyle shared pictures of the note, the cake, and Madison’s smile face, adding that the family was speechless.

He wrote that the family wanted to thank the person and also wish McKenna a happy birthday. The act left an impression on the young boy who feels that there is still good left in the world.

The identity of the stranger was revealed soon. Ashely, whose daughter, McKenna Jodell, tragically passed away in 2008, started a blog and performs these acts of kindness. McKenna was nine months old when she died.

Ashely works to keep her daughter’s memory alive and honor her life. She wrote that she learns lessons every day in her daughter’s absence and hopes to make a difference in the world.