Many single moms are singled out for the incredible effort they put into raising their children. But that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from a little help. Recently, Billie from Florida was approached by a complete stranger online, offering to buy school supplies for her son. The Good Samaritan, however, had a few conditions.


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“My son is 7 and headed into second grade,” Billie told Bored Panda. “It’s always been just me and him, so I’ve been a single mom for 7 years. I have 4 jobs and I am also a full-time student so not much time for dating, lol.”

“Of course it’s difficult, it is intended to be a two person job,” she added. “We honestly wouldn’t make it without family, friends, and the kindness of strangers.”

This time, however, the circumstances were a bit different. “She found me in a mom group, I’ve posted there for advice a few times.”

At first, everything sounded a little suspicious. “I was a bit cautious of course,” the mother said. “I stalked her online and made sure she wasn’t an axe murderer.”

Billie thinks that this experience has taught her son an immeasurable lesson, one that she wouldn’t be able to construct on her own. “I owe this woman so much. I hope this story helps other people want to do more kind things, just to do them.”

Scroll down to check out their exchange and learn how the story unfolded!

Recently, a single mom was approached by a complete stranger online

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“This woman messaged me. She found me in a mom group, I’ve posted there for advice a few times. I didn’t know her at all”

“I opened the boxes today. All of my sons school supplies and some extras. A new pair of shoes, which is awesome cuz im super thrifty and hardly ever buy brand new things. He is gonna be super excited”

People said this story restored their faith in humanity