This Expecting Mama's Baby Shower Was Epic, Thanks to the Internet!
File this under: best thing I've seen all day.
A pregnant woman, Bailey Bealefield, got an epic baby shower with gifts from all over the world when Reddit users learned her new-baby supplies—and support system—were looking rather inadequate.
The mom-to-be from Texas, currently 36 weeks along, received the deluge of gifts from strangers all over the world after her best friend posted a message to Reddit last week, explaining that Bailey lacked support ahead of her baby's birth.
The friend (using her father-in-law's account) wrote: "My best friend of more than 10 years is pregnant with a baby girl and her baby shower is this weekend. I just found out that no one is planning on coming except for me. I went to her registry on Wal-Mart today and it has 0 items purchased so far." All of the items on the registry were modest, and most cost just a few dollars. The most pricey was a $27 monitor.
Well, the Internet—which can show either the meanest or nicest face of humanity—rallied to show its kindest side. And users started to buy some of the registry presents for the expecting mama.
Within a few days, Bailey had about 15 gifts. But people wanted to help even more. So in response to requests, the best bud created an additional registry over at Amazon, and that's when the gifts really started rolling in—from around the world, including Europe and all over North America.
Ahead of the shower, the friend wrote, "You've all made what would have been a sad day one that she'll be talking about for the rest of her life."
And she wasn't kidding.
The bestie shared a follow-up post about the big reveal at the baby shower: "She opened her two gifts on the table... When she was done opening the two gifts we told her we have a surprise in the car.... When we opened the trunk, and threw back the tarp over all the diapers in the truck bed, her and her mom started crying. With each bag of gifts and box of diapers she would bounce up in down, half smiling, half crying."
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Are you half smiling and half crying yet? I am!
She went on: "As we read each wonderful thing that you glorious people wrote on the delivery slips, her mom was shaking her head in disbelief... Their entire family is extremely grateful and moved for what you've all done. The extended family has three girls that are pregnant including Bailey right now and everything you've gifted will be passed down... So know that you've helped not just one, but many families here."
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How's that for a random act of kindness that revolutionized the life of a new mom and her babe-to-be? I love it!
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