A shop worker in Northampton was giving a surprise £300 Christmas present to help her travel home to see her mother.
Ewa Krzyanowska, who works at Lush in the Grosevnor Centre, said the gift was “absolutely amazing” and showed that “even in a world of horrible things there are still people who care for others”.
Ms Krzyanowska is a temporary worker at the store and had to take a number of days off when her daughter had an eye infection.
“I’ve spent a few days in hospital and I didn’t know what kind of money I was going to get on my pay day,” she said.
She had wanted to save some money to go to see her mother in Poland in February.
“My mother was working in the same company for 30 years and she was fired a while ago, so it was really big thing for me to go and support her and make a surprise as she’s got a birthday on Valentine’s Day,” she said.
“And then some magic happened. After Friday’s shift I’ve found an envelope on the table in my workplace with my name on it and there was a Christmas card.
“There was also a smaller envelope with £300 to go to Poland and see my mum...just like that.
“I have no idea who gave that to me and I’m afraid that I’m not gonna find it out...but it’s absolutely unbelievable and amazing that I’ve got such a beautiful souls around me.
“It’s not about money but kindness and sharing positivity. It’s magic, isn’t it?
“Maybe it’s not a “story of the month” but I think that it’s really worth to write about. When world is full of horrible things there are still people who cares for each other and it’s absolutely amazing,” she said.