Imagine waking up, not knowing how you got somewhere, how long you’d been there or what happened. That’s exactly what occurred with 27-year-old Ellie Farnfield. One moment she was riding the train, and the next thing she knew she was lying on a bench in the station.
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Ellie had suffered from what is called an unprovoked seizure, something totally unexpected for the victim – it can be terrifying and create tons of anxiety. But something she found clenched in her palm when she regained consciousness gave her a sense of comfort. In her hands, a tiny piece of paper was folded neatly.
The note was from a complete stranger, giving Ellie some of the answers she needed and explaining his part in the incident… and the note was simply signed, “Tom.”
The note reads,
“Hi Eleanor. I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off. You didn’t hit your head, but I may have hurt your leg as I walked on it before realizing you were on the floor having a fit! Sorry! I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now, but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have anymore money, so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love Tom.â€
After reading that heartwarming note, Ellie turned to social media to find Tom. She just really wanted to thank the stranger who treated her like a dear friend.
Ellie got an overwhelming amount of positive responses… We hope this means she was able to find Tom and personally thank him for his beautiful act of kindness!
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