On May 1, in a Hannaford parking lot in Augusta, Maine, Lonnie Paul and his daughter found a letter on their car when they finished their shopping.

Dear Stranger

The letter read:

I don’t know you. I don’t know your name, your religion, your race, or even if you will truly read this. But I know you’re trying your best in this challenge called life. It’s been hard, discouraging, and overall soul crushing at times. Despite all of this you have endured for whatever reason, you told the world, ‘**** you’ and kept going. Thank you, thank you, for not truly giving up. I don’t know how I know this but it will get better for you. Keep going. Keep everyone you love as close as you can. Today I had to say goodbye to a friend I care about. I don’t know when I will see her again but I know she will live a  good life. I hope. In my conclusion I wish you to keep pushing, not just for you but for those around you. We all want to be loved and cared for in this world. If we all truly knew that we would be better off as a society. In your own way I want you to open your heart to someone as I’ve tried to you. I love you for your humanity. – Taylor.

The letter made an impact. Lonnie and his daughter had not had the easiest day, and they just needed a little bit of sunshine to brighten their day.

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