She had been observing this girl for a long time. Unlike the other kids on her bus, she never smiled or talked to anyone. Something was off about this girl, and she decided to alert her parents.
As the girl was leaving the bus, she slipped a note in her backpack, hoping her mother would find it.
Cindy was a 12 -year-old-girl with a difficult childhood. She had been in 8 foster homes in only one year and naturally became a rebel in her early teens.
As a result, she struggled to make friends at school and mostly kept to herself. Seeing that she was having a difficult time, the authorities decided to approach things differently and send her to see someone.
The social worker drove Cindy to an old wooden bungalow.
“You better be on your best behavior, madame,” the social worker told her.
When the door opened, Cindy couldn’t believe who was waiting for her inside the bungalow.
“OMG!” she shouted. Her jaw dropped when she realized who she was.
In front of her was an elderly woman with deep wrinkles on her face and grey hair. She smiled at Cindy and the social worker and invited them in.
“Hello, Cindy,” the woman said. ”You’ve no idea how much I’ve missed you.” But who was she?
“Cindy, my dear, are you okay?” Cindy was shocked. “Grandma?” With tears in her eyes, Cindy hugged her tightly.
Anna hadn’t seen her granddaughter in years, and she noticed the effects of living in foster homes on her. But what happened to Cindy’s biological parents?
Cindy’s mother wasn’t present in her life because she got involved with the wrong crowd and had to run away.
Anna tried to get her granddaughter from the police station, but since there was no proof that Cindy was in trouble, the authorities couldn’t give her custody. But Anna noticed that something wasn’t right with Cindy.
Cindy always had excuses for not doing her homework. Instead of studying, she would start cleaning, cooking, or making tea.
Cindy lied to her grandmother that she didn’t have any homework to do. Moreover, she could barely read or write. So, Anna decided to homeschool her granddaughter for a while and made sure she knew she was there for her. But Cindy believed that she was just stupid.
Cindy did well, and her grandmother sent her back to school after one year. Sadly, during the last few days of her senior year, Cindy’s grandmother had passed away.
Cindy started working as a bus driver to provide for herself and study between shifts. Then, one day, she noticed two children sitting in the rain.
Children always made Cindy smile and reminded her of herself when she was little. The night before, she wrote a note for one of the girls in her class.
She slipped it into the girls’ backpack before she got off the bus, hoping the note would make her feel better. But she never expected this reaction.
“I am compelled to write to tell you how beautiful your children are, inside and out! This can only come from the home, your patience and guidance, the examples that you set and teach,” Cindy wrote.
“I have a child on my bus named Jackson. Both of your children have shown him compassion and support. Every day your children ask if they can sit with Jackson.” But this wasn’t all.
“Sometimes Jackson is a little sad getting on the bus, but as soon as he sees Annaliese and Jorge, he smiles. Jackson has difficulties walking, and it takes a bit for him to get to his seat. Today Annaliese looked out from around her and said, ‘come on, Jackson. You can do it,'” she continued.
“And when we arrived at school, Jorge took it upon himself to carry his backpack! I know you know how wonderful your children are, but I wanted you to know that it shows!”
Cindy was going through a rough time, but these two children reminded her that the world is beautiful.
But Cindy never expected that her parents would reply to her little letter.
The parents were touched by her letter. Their children told them about Cindy’s heartbreak, and they felt sorry for her.
The two children wanted to make her smile and even gave her flowers one day at the bus stop.
The childrens’ parents were so touched by Cindy’s letter that they shared it on their social media.
The post almost instantly went viral and gained thousands of shares and likes.