A STRANGER has been praised after leaving a heartwarming for mums at a caravan park in Australia during the Easter long weekend.
The person, believed to be a woman, stuck the hand-written note to a wall in the public bathroom for other parents to see with a message of admiration for strong and patient mums.
It read: “To all of the mums, when I look at you or are in ears reach of you trying to discipline or comfort your child I want you to know I am not judging you.
“I admire you, your strength, patience and the pure determination you have to try to give your family beautiful memories is priceless.”
A photo of the note was shared online where is struck a chord with exhausted mums and it’s since been shared over one hundred times.
“I wish all campers thought like this. Taking children camping is sometimes difficult,” one mum said.
“Another queen lifting other queens up,” said another.
Others said the note was beautiful with many admitting “we need more kindness like this in the world”.
Some even shared similar experiences after finding notes of their own in the past, or who’ve received kind words from strangers.
“I’ve had a retired couple say that to us in Mildura, it was so lovely to hear and talk about when they’d travelled with their three kids,” one woman said.
To all of the mums, when I look at you or are in ears reach of you trying to discipline or comfort your child I want you to know I am not judging you.
Another woman agreed the note was a lovely gesture and that she had spent a weekend camping with her friend and their five kids in extremely bad weather.
But she wasn’t so lucky and admitted: “I don’t think some people realise how hurtful their words can be sometimes.”
She explained: “This morning my girlfriend and I were having a little chat through my window as it was still raining. This older lady who camped behind us told us we were appalling.
“She went on to say she had come here for a quiet weekend away and all she could hear was our noisy kids and us yelling at the top of our lungs and we have no control over our kids at all.”
The woman said it left her speechless and explained that she was trying her best to keep her kids entertained indoors.
She said they kept busy with craft and by watching movies – and she even left the campsite to visit local markets and eat out so they wouldn’t be disruptive.
“She was totally out of line,” she continued. “My kids have been in our van each night by 7.30pm, we dont come out till after 8am in the mornings. We don’t let them run around people’s campsites or anything. We have certainly not yelled at the top of our lungs and neither have the kids.”
Other parents sympathised and praised mums for their hard work and effort.
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