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Woman's Hilarious Reaction to Free Cake on Her Birthday Is Everything

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Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make the days worth seeing through. Sure there’s a time for sweeping gestures, incredible generosity, and epic adventures.

But at the end of the day, what most people want is to be noticed and loved. For different people that means different things, but when you really know your friends and family you know exactly what things you can do to bring a smile to their faces.

For some people, that’s by bringing them flowers. For others, it’s picking up a favorite treat or taking time to do some extra chores.

That goes for being kind to ourselves, too: Is there much better in this world than being curled up with a good book and a hot cup of tea? Or falling asleep with a cat tucked up against you?

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The good things in life don’t have to cost much, but they’re still priceless.

One little old lady got a similar surprise for her birthday. There’s not much we know about her other than what we can observe in the short video, but even that’s enough to pick up on the contagious happiness she exudes.

Dressed in pink gingham, the woman clasps her hands together and looks up with pure joy as another woman brings her a small dessert and carefully shields the lit candle perched on top of it.

It looks as though the guest is sitting with a gentleman who might be her husband at a restaurant that the two frequent. There’s clearly a bond there, as one server brings the sweets and the other brings a gift bag.

The birthday girl can barely contain herself — but she doesn’t reach for the food or the present, because she knows where the real gift lies: in the kindness of a caring soul.

She reaches up to hug the server, and gingerly pats away a tear as she continues to be overwhelmed by the scene before her.

Redditors have found the charming display especially heartwarming. “I love how her dining partner is wearing a matching pink gingham shirt,” wrote lime3654. “So sweet!”

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“Okay does anyone know where I can get a sweater like hers?” queried another user. “I’m a young adult but I want to live the adorable gramma aesthetic.”

If only all of us could be so enamored with the simple things (and in bringing joy to others through giving simply), we’d probably be a lot better off.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
Austin, Texas
Languages Spoken
English und ein bißchen Deutsch
Topics of Expertise
Faith, Animals, Cooking