The baby shower has become quite the ritual for mothers all over the country. You get to celebrate the birth of your child and usher yourself into motherhood. The gifts are a nice addition, but it’s really about honoring the pregnancy. When Bailey decided to have a baby shower, she expected to have family and friends attend.
However, what actually happened broke her heart. When her friend was on Bailey’s Walmart gift registry, she noticed that not a single person had RSVPed, never mind that no one had bought her a gift.
Sometimes the people we expect to be there are not. Yet, sometimes it’s the people we least expect that surprise us in the best way.
Heartbroken for her best friend of 10 years, she asked the internet for help.
She wrote this message, which her father-in-law posted to Reddit:
My best friend of more than 10 years is pregnant with a baby girl and her baby shower is this weekend. I just found out that no one is planning on coming except for me. I went to her registry on Walmart today and it has 0 items purchased so far. She’s obviously upset that no one RSVP’d for her baby shower and because I’m the only one attending and I was hoping Reddit would be able to help cheer her up. Her registry items range from $0.97 bottles all the way up to a $27 Nursery monitor. I know a few random acts of kindness would really make her day this Sunday.
Then something amazing happened. Packages began to flood in! Her friends kept them at their homes to surprise her on the day of the baby shower.
Bailey’s friend wrote:
We arrived there and met 4 other people including Bailey and her mom. One had brought a cake, and Bailey’s mom made some snacks. Four more people arrived so the 10 of us total played a couple of games, ate and then she opened her two gifts on the table (stroller and our gift).
We told her that the gifts came from all over the world and read her some of the tags (Shout out to Australia, Belguim, Canada, Finland, Netherlands and the UK!). As we read each wonderful thing that you glorious people wrote on the delivery slips her mom was shaking her head in disbelief saying, “There are good people out there!” Bailey said, “I’ve never felt so good in my life, my baby is going to be taken care of…”
Their entire family is extremely grateful and moved for what you’ve all done. The extended family has three girls that are pregnant including Bailey right now and everything you’ve gifted will be passed down as Braelynn uses them. So know that you’ve helped not just one, but many families here.
Every single gift on Bailey’s registry was purchased. And though only a few people showed up, Bailey and her baby felt loved.