There are times as a parent that no matter how well prepared you think you are, you aren’t. Case in point- on Christmas Eve, my little family piled into the car to make the three hour trek to my in-law’s in Philadelphia. We were only going to be there for a few hours before returning home and figured that because we packed three extra sets of clothes for our son that we’d be safe. Wrong. In those three hours, John soiled through all three sets of clothes, as well as the pajamas we’d packed.

Murphy’s Law says that even if you over pack and over prepare, you will find yourself in a bind. Because kids.

One mom found herself in a situation that all parents can relate to- a baby who had a blowout and no clean diapers. Instead of throwing her head back and wailing, this mom found a way to turn the situation into something positive.

She left a stack of diapers and wipes in the bathroom of a store with this note, "I once found myself in this exact spot with a newborn with a crazy blowout and no diapers or wipe." An unmitigated disaster, that was! Just in case you have found yourself in the same sort of pickle, I brought in some wipes and diapers to save the day. Good luck out there! Happy holidays!"

The woman’s simple act of kindness caught the attention of someone who visited the store bathroom and snapped a photo. That photo was shared on Instagram with the caption, "I don't know you Sarah, but you're a gem” and has since gone viral.

I don't know you Sarah, but you're a gem! #gooddeeds #upworthy #HomeGoods #mademyday

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The world needs more kindness and compassion like this!

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