When planning a wedding, one of the very first impressions you’ll make on your guests is the invitation. It not only sets the tone of your wedding, but also gets people excited for your big day. So when something goes awry with said invites, it can be pretty distressing.
But for bride-to-be Cassie Warren, of Eugene, Oregon, an invitation sent to the wrong address resulted in a very sweet gesture from a stranger. Warren intended to send the invitation to her aunt and uncle, but it ended up in someone else’s mailbox.
Cue the panic.
The Invitation Was Returned — And Then Some
Luckily for Warren, the person who received the invitation not only sent it back to the bride-to-be, but they included a sweet note and a wonderful surprise as well.
“So I had to share because not many people would do this and it was so sweet,” Warren wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of the returned envelope. “I accidentally sent this to the wrong address and this person opened our invitation and sent it back with this note and some money for us to have a date night.”
Not only did this kind person return the invitation, the stranger included a $20 bill and a note that said, ““I wish I knew you — this is going to be a blast. Congratulations — go have dinner on me. I’ve been married for 40 years — it gets better with age. ”
Warren told the Washington Post that she and her fiancé, Jesse Jones, used the money toward dinner with a friend in the military who was being deployed overseas. They also sent a thank you note to the person who had sent back the invitation.
“Thank you for the note and taking the time to send it. Not many people would have done that,” their note read. “It was a big blessing after the day I was having. I am thankful for people like you still being in the world.”
Thank you to the “kind stranger” who not only made this future bride and groom’s day, but ours as well!
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Tom Hanks Photobombed A Newlywed Couple
Speaking of wedding-related surprises, for this lucky couple, a surprise visit from the actor made their big day all the more special. While having pictures taken in New York City’s Central Park on their wedding day, ran past. Instead of just continuing on with his jog, he decided to stop, wish the couple well, and of course, pose for a selfie or two.
The photographer and the videographer caught the interaction on camera. And it’d be hard not to smile when you see how Hanks was able to make this couple smile on an already joyous occasion.
He even offered his services as an ordained minister for their big day. Too bad they probably already had that kind of thing secured, but hey, maybe for a vow renewal?
Getting married, meeting Tom Hanks. All in all, I’d say it was a good day. And just watching the couple’s reaction to the surprise visit will prove it:
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an act of kindness from a complete stranger?
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