'Happy Birthday Mandy': 'Kindness' on a Meijer cake

‘Happy Birthday Mandy': ‘Kindness' on a Meijer cake

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kindness is important.

That's the moral of the story, writes Lisa Aldrich after she ordered a cake from the Gaines Township Meijer. The simplest of acts since has garnered the attention of thousands on Facebook since Aldrich posted a photo of the treat on Saturday.

"Happy Birthday Mandy," reads the cake.

Aldrich asked an employee whom she thought worked in the bakery department to write on the cake, according to the Facebook post. The woman said "yes."

"... and after a long time, she came and presented me with this cake. I looked her In the eye and said thank you before I even looked at the cake. After looking, 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," Aldrich wrote.

While checking out, Aldrich was approached by several cashiers and a manager wanting to have a look at the cake.

Then a realization.

"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,'" Aldrich wrote.

As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the cake post has received more than 22,000 shares on Facebook.

 

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


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