SHARE

It’s more than icing on the cake.

Mom Lisa Aldrich was planning on picking up a typical birthday sweet for someone’s big day at a grocery store when an employee handed her a cake with a shockingly messy icing message on top. She simply said, “Thank you” to the employee and did not request a new one. Though she was unbothered by the cake, cashiers and a manager crowded around her in the checkout line, trying to figure out what happened.

Aldrich shared a snapshot of the surprising design on her Facebook page and a caption telling the story, which has now been shared more than 100,000 times. When you hear what the cashier said to Aldrich, it’s not hard to see why.

“The girl who wrote that has autism,” the cashier said. “Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she’s not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day.”

Aldrich’s takeaway from the encounter with the autistic employee was the simple message that “kindness is important.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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