Single mum moved to tears by surprising envelope left in her new car

Must See 25/06/2020

An Aussie mum of three was not prepared for a generous act of kindness left in the second-hand car she had just bought.

Posting on public Facebook group 'The Kindness Pandemic', single mum Jen Willis says she was forced to sell their two cars and privately purchase a second-hand Subaru Outback off a local man.

As she drove away, pulling down the sun visor, a white envelope containing three AU$50 notes fell into her lap. 

"This is a random act of kindness," the note on the envelope read.

"Please use to spoil your family in a way that makes you happy. I just felt it in my heart to do for you, in what sounded like a challenging time for you."

The mum posted she "teared up instantly".

"I now only needed one car for my boys and me, and because I also have MS (multiple sclerosis), I also wanted one that was going to be easy to drive as well," she told

"I also shared that our little boy had not been well - we thought it may have been quite serious, but thankfully it's not, and that I also worked full-time, and so was under a lot of pressure and so having the car part of working out my new life was just such a relief."

She says the original owner of the Subaru was "a lovely guy in his 60s, a very genuine person". 

Her post has racked up almost 10,000 likes, with commenters saying the amazing gesture lifted their spirits.