Stranger on a train handed single mother a note for teaching her son good manners

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 04, 2018
01:04 P.M.
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A man was impressed by the mother's brilliant parenting tactics.


As reported by Bored Daddy, Sammie Welch, from England, received a note from a mystery train passenger, praising her for her mothering skills.

During a long train ride, the single mother did her best to keep her three-year-old son, Rylan, occupied. She wanted him to behave at the time.

Sammie played games with her precious bundle of joy. She also asked him about his day. The young mother even lectured him about good manners and behavior in public, especially on a train.

Before the train reached their stop, the passenger right next to Sammie got up to leave the train. But as he got off, he gave her a note.


'Have a drink on me. You are a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners,' the note said.

There's also a message in the back of the note, saying: 'P.S. I have a daughter your age, someone did the same for her once. Hope when she has children she is as good a mother as you.'


Sammie considered the note as the best compliment anyone could give to her. It made her feel totally awesome.


Overwhelmed by the guy’s gesture, Sammie didn’t want him to go without thanks. She took to her Facebook account to post the photos of the note.

With the help of the local newspapers, Sammie found the stranger. His name was Ken Saunders. The 50-year-old man worked as a project manager.

Ken saw the story about his note in a newspaper and he immediately asked the paper to put Sammie and him in touch with each other, according to Bored Daddy.

At last, Sammie, Rylan, and Ken were reunited. The mother had the chance to express her deep gratitude towards the man who taught everyone that even a tiny little gesture can have a lasting effect on someone.