The note read:
Have a drink on me, you’re a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners.
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.
The note was signed as “man on train at table with glasses and hat.”
Samantha was so shocked and surprised that she felt like crying right there in her train seat.
She never had the chance to thank the mystery man before he disappeared.
Desperate to personally tell the man how much this gesture meant, Samantha went home and began searching for him on Facebook.
She and Rylan also appeared on local talk shows to tell their story and track him down.
About a week later, the hard work paid off, and the kindhearted mystery man was identified.
Ken Saunders, 50, was on his way home from work at the National Health Service in England.
Ken is a family man who has been with his partner for 16 years and has four stepsons.
He couldn’t believe the overwhelming response to his spur-of-the-moment note.
Ken says he was just coming off a long work day, and watching Samantha and Rylan together was a much welcomed reprieve. Rylan, a playful and energetic little boy, reminded him of his grown daughter when she was younger.
He was also touched by how Samantha corrected Rylan’s manners, and how Rylan responded to his mom’s teachings with respect and eagerness to learn.
“It made such a change compared to the maligned young people of today,” he told DailyMail.
“I thought, ‘She’s lightened up my night, I’m going to lighten up her night.’”
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