Kindness can come in all shapes and sizes including, in this case, a birthday cake.

WGN reports that Lisa Sarber Aldrich quickly ran into her local Meijer to pick up a birthday cake, she had no idea how that cake could seriously make someone's day.

Lisa asked an employee in the bakery if they could inscribe "Happy Birthday Mandy" on the cake she was taking to a party. The employee agreed and the end result after long wait was the picture above. A scrawled sort of mess. Lisa didn't notice the writing until paying for the cake at the register.

Lisa said "After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out- it didn’t really matter to me that it looked so bad,” wrote Aldrich.  The store employees at the checkout offered to make her a new one, but she stuck with the one she had when she discovered who decorated it for her."

“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,'”

Lisa then shared her experience on facebook and the cake has literally gone viral.


Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and...

Posted by Lisa Sarber Aldrich on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lisa says she has received "thanks from more than 100 people who have a loved one with autism."

She's right a little kindness can go a long way. Just as the saying goes "Be kind for you don't know what battles another is fighting."

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