A stuffed animal might not matter much to the average person, but for a child, it could mean the world. When 10-year-old Leon Ashworth’s mom couldn’t afford to buy him a stuffed panda he desperately wanted, he wrote a forlorn note on the toy’s box pleading with shoppers not to buy it until his mom could. What happened next was so heartwarming, it will melt you.
This is ‘Pandy,’ a cuddly toy that stole the heart of 10-year-old Leon Ashworth from Liverpool, England
Sadly, his mom couldn’t afford to buy Pandy until payday, so he left a solemn note with the cuddly bear
My mum [doesn’t] have [enough] money, so she’s [buying] me Pandy [Friday] next week 15 June. So please don’t [buy] him, it will make me cry. Thank you so much from Hopeful [Future] Owner. Panda’s name – Pandy!
When the Asda supermarket staff noticed the note, they tracked Leon down and invited him back to the store…
…Where they surprised him with Pandy, a gift they pitched in their own money to buy