‘Strange’ Woman Waited For Mom To Look Away, Slips Boy Stunning Note

What the envelope this "strange" woman handed one boy shocked everyone...

Melissa Sims, an Alabama native was having one of those gloomy days. Nothing went right that one day she took her seventh-grade son called Troy to the doctor. He was very sick and she just had to have him checked by the doctor for a piece of mind.


In the waiting room at the doctor’s office, Melissa realized that she didn’t bring enough money to cover the doctor’s services.

“Me and my husband woke up and split our last $10 for gas, for him to go to work and for me to make it to my doctor’s appointment,” she told WBRC. “All day I was stressed about how am I going to make supper for my kids.”

Troy was still sitting in the waiting room while his mom went out to talk to the doctor. While Melissa was talking to the doctor, a woman unknown to Troy had approached him. She didn’t say a word but just handed him an envelope.

On their way home, Troy told his mom about the strange event that happened to him while she was absent. She told Troy to give her the mysterious envelope.

When Melissa opened the envelope, she was genuinely surprised with its contents. She first pulled out a note from the envelope that read:

“I’ve had days like you’re having today. Hang in there.”

But what surprised Melissa and her son the most was a $100 bill that was in the envelope as well.

At the bottom of the note, the mysterious woman wrote “Joshua 1:9,” which is a line from the Bible that reads:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


The anonymous woman’s act of kindness broke Melissa to tears. Thanks to the woman whose identity is unknown, Melissa was able to pay for the appointment at the doctor as well as to make a family lunch.

Melissa shared this amazing story on Facebook:

“It’s the kindest thing that’s ever been done. Truly from the bottom of my heart I thank this woman. I would love to repay it and to pay it forward one day just like she did.”

We hope that Melissa will find her Good Samaritan soon. But, who knows, maybe she’ll never find that strange woman for she was an angel sent by God to save Melissa that gloomy day.