To an average person, a stuffed animal might not matter so much, but for a child, it could mean the world. A 10-year-old named Leon Ashworth wanted a stuffed panda so bad but his mom couldn’t afford to buy it. He then, wrote a forlorn note on the toy’s box pleading with shoppers not to buy it until his mom could. And what happens next, will literally melt your heart.
The little boy lives in Liverpool, England with mom Debbie Ashworth. He first saw his beloved “Pandy” at an Asda supermarket, which is the British euqivalent of Walmart. Event though Leon was willing to wait patiently until his mom’s paycheck came in on June 15th, the store’s staff decided to do something very thoughtful after they noticed the letter.
They were searching for the young author because they didn’t know his name at the time, they posted the note on Facebook and it attracted the attention of Debbie Ashworth who recognized her son’s handwriting. The Asda crew invited the two back to the store and had an amazing surprise waiting for them.
“This is the best day of my life,” Leon remarked to his mom. The gesture was even more meaningful for Debbie who lost a prematurely-born son in January.
Below you can see how the Internet reacted to this.
This is “Pandy”, the cuddly toy that the young boy Leon wanted.
His mom couldn’t afford the toy until payday, so he left a note.
“My mum doesn’t have enough money, so she’s buying me Pandy Friday next week 15 June. So please don’t buy him, it will make me cry. Thank you so much from Hopeful Future Owner. Panda’s name – Pandy!
When the staff noticed the note, they tracked Leon down and invited him back.
And they surprised him with Pandy.
Leon was overjoyed and his mom was very touched by this gesture.
The Internet also had major feels for the Asda staff.