As the days ticked down to Bailey’s baby shower, her best friend made a terrible discovery. No one was planning on attending! So, in an attempt to salvage the first-time mom’s failed baby shower, the friend put out a desperate plea on social media.
Like most first-time, expectant mothers, Bailey was genuinely excited about her upcoming baby shower. This was a time to celebrate the sweet baby girl God was giving her — Braeylynn.
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Bailey put together a modest registry at Walmart and excitedly counted down the days to the shower.
But as the event date neared, it seemed as if no one was planning to come. Bailey's friend of 10 years saw that there were no RSVP's to the shower. And no one had purchased a single item from her gift registry, which ranged from items costing 97 cents to $27.
Plea To Save Mom’s Failed Baby Shower
Not about to stand by and watch Bailey's special day be ruined, the friend asked her father-in-law to post the following plea for help onto the Reddit site:
"My best friend of more than 10 years is pregnant with a baby girl and her baby shower is this weekend. I just found out that no one is planning on coming except for me. I went to her registry on Walmart today and it has 0 items purchased so far. She’s obviously upset that no one RSVP’d for her baby shower and because I’m the only one attending and I was hoping Reddit would be able to help cheer her up. Her registry items range from $0.97 bottles all the way up to a $27 Nursery monitor. I know a few random acts of kindness would really make her day this Sunday.”
And that's when the support literally came flooding in! Packages from around the world began showing up at Bailey's friend's house. They came all the way from Australia, Belguim, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands and even the UK, all kept secret from Bailey, of course!
Special Surprise At Mom’s Failed Baby Shower
On the day of the shower, there were 10 people total in attendance, which included Bailey, her mom, and her best friend. The baby shower began just like any other — eating food, playing shower games, and enjoying the cake.
Then, Bailey opened a gift from her friend and a group gift of a stroller. With so few guests at the shower, those were the only two gifts. . . or so Bailey thought, at first!
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Next, Bailey’s friends revealed that they had a surprise for the mommy-to-be. They took her outside and revealed the mass of gifts filling up a truck bed and the trunk of a car!
The surprise moved Bailey and her mom to tears. As the friends unloaded gift after gift from the vehicles, their excitement only grew. Bailey even jumped up and down with joy!
The generosity left her mom amazed, saying:
"There are good people out there!"
Bailey opened present after present. The outpouring of kindness overwhelmed her. Every single item on her registry was purchased, along with so much more. The items ranged from big to small, and even handmade!
Mom’s Failed Baby Shower Transformed By Kindness
Even after the shower ended, presents for Bailey and her baby girl continued pouring in. While not many people attended her shower, the support she received from complete strangers more than bolstered her spirit. Bailey said:
"I’ve never felt so good in my life, my baby is going to be taken care of..."
And that's exactly how she should feel!
God has called us all to love our neighbors and to lift those up that need encouragement. God's love shines through the kindness shown by people from around the world for someone who was a stranger to them. And it just goes to show there are plenty of good people out there, ready to follow God's call to help those in need.
"One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed." Proverbs 19:17
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h/t: Little Things
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