A story is making its rounds on the internet. The end result will really bring back your faith in humanity. I love reading stories like this. Reading stuff like this can really help improve your mood. Check out the story of this Meijer birthday cake decorator and get all the feels this holiday season.
Lisa Aldrich Salder walked into the Meijer around her home in Caledonia, Michigan to get a birthday cake for a coworker. She walked up to the bakery counter and picked out a pretty simple cake. She then asked one of the people working behind the counter if they could decorate it with writing that read “Happy Birthday Mandy”. The worker took the cake and when she came back she handed it to Lisa who took it without looking at it and smiled and walked to the registers.
When she finally did look down at the cake, she noticed that the writing was pretty messy, as well as the decorative border around the cake. She did not mind however, and she thought it would be a nice talking point. When she reached the registers however, the cashiers noticed the writing on the cake. They called some managers over and even some pictures were taken. It was at that moment that one of the cashiers put her arm around Lisa and said, “The girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her even though she’s not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day.” Lisa posted her story online, and it has spread like wild-fire. It has been shared over 100,000 times!
Many people seemed very moved and touched by the way Lisa handled the situation. People posted all of their kind words to Lisa. People across the world want her to know that the fact that she didn’t complain says a lot about her. The person the cake was for even said the cake was “super yummy” and “brought smiles to lots of faces.”
Many people would have been extremely upset if they would have received a cake like this from a professional bakery. I myself may have even turned around and marched back to the counter and laid into the person who did this. I would have put my foot in my mouth really quickly when finding out the struggles the person who decorated the cake has gone through. Lisa deserves praise for being a good person and we could all learn something from her kindness. You find people like her so rarely in today’s world. What are your thoughts?