The Touching Reason This Birthday Cake Went Viral is Sure to Make You Smile

Once in a while, something will go viral for all the right reasons, and this birthday cake in Michigan has done just that.

A picture of a cake decorated at a Meijer grocery store in Michigan is warming hearts all across social media after Lisa Aldrich bought it and posted the backstory behind it to Facebook.

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Over the weekend, Aldrich purchased the cake and asked someone in the bakery if they could add a birthday message. Not really looking at the cake, she headed to check out when she noticed that it looked a little different. Aldrich wrote:

“I nervously laughed and headed to check out— it didn’t really matter to me that it looked so bad—I thought people would think it was funny. The cashiers at the self check out didn’t think it was so funny.”

Aldrich didn’t mind the cake’s appearance, but store employees who noticed it did — and directed her to go and get a different one. Aldrich held firm that she was keeping the cake, and then she was informed who decorated it for her. Aldrich explained:

“To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said ‘the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she’s not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day.'”

It wasn’t just the girl who decorated the cake who appreciated the kindness, by Tuesday evening, the heartwarming post had been shared nearly 70,000 times on Facebook. She has also provided an update, letting everyone know that she spoke to the store manager on Tuesday, and was informed that the decorator of the now-famous cake did not get in trouble. Aldrich wrote:

I talked to the store manager today. The wonderful lady who helped me with the cake did NOT get in trouble- they told her to do whatever she needed to do to serve the customer’s needs, and she did just that.

Aldrich concluded her post with the moral of the story, and what a very important one it is:

“So I guess the moral of the story is that kindness is important!”

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