Later that evening, still feeling that overwhelming sense of appreciation for the simple gesture, Brittany took to Facebook to share the special moment. She posted it on her profile and in the popular group, SURFSIDIANS Surfside Beach, SC, where the New Jersey transplant occasionally seeks local information and advice.
In just a few hours, the heartfelt post had received lots of love from the group, including 720 likes, loves and cares and more than 80 comments (many punctuated with red hearts). Brittany’s phone was blowing up with the notifications, and each one brought even more happiness.
• “Wow. This made me cry! There are some pretty amazing people there.”
• “You will always cherish that bracelet! Faith in kindness in these dark days. Thanks for sharing.”
• “Love hearing stories like this. Thank you to all our frontliners.”
• “These are the stories we need to hear to move us all in the right direction to healing our hearts in these trying times. Thank you so much for sharing and for being on the frontlines for all of us. Please be safe.”
Even the patient who gave her the bracelet quietly slid into the comments with words as powerful as her simple gift to Brittany.