Every once in a while, a stranger’s kind gesture is enough to remind us that this world is still full of good people who do good things. During our most trying times, receiving an act of kindness can give us hope again, no matter how small. Such is the story of a mother who found out that her premature newborn baby was being taken good care of by a nurse whom her family did not even know.
Michelle Campbell and Chris Korres were first-time parents. The birth of their son Benjamin, however, placed them in an ’emotional roller coaster’ when he was born two months early.
Because of his premature birth, baby Benjamin had to be placed in the neonatal intensive care department. His condition was very sensitive, and he needed constant medical attention lest health complications arise.
Thanks to the care of his wonderful nurses, however, Benjamin was able to develop his strength and grow physically at an impressive rate. This put his parents’ hearts at ease, and they could not wait to take him home with them.
Since their baby was still confined in the hospital, Michelle and Chris would make it a point to visit him every day. One day, however, something caught their attention as they walked up to where Benjamin’s incubator was. They noticed something blue hanging beside their son, which they came to realize was a handmade Superman cape. It had the letter B on it instead of S. With it was a note that read, “To our little superhero, all the love from Stephanie T”.
Michelle immediately burst into tears, not knowing who the kind stranger was that left this beautiful gift for their bundle of joy. Neither she nor Chris knew anyone by the name of Stephanie, so they were really touched by the kind gesture.
As it turned out, Stephanie T stood for Stephanie Turner. Turner was one of the nurses in the neonatal care department tasked to look after the prematurely-born babies. According to Newsner, Stephanie makes small capes for the children that she would look after, and so far she has made around 100 of them.
A very grateful Michelle shared, “It brings a smile to the parents’ faces in a time that’s not so good so it was really special for us to have gotten that.”
Predictably, netizens were quick to express their admiration for Nurse Stephanie’s beautiful gesture:
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