Picture waking up on a bench, disoriented and having no idea how you got there.
That's just what happened to 27-year-old Ellie Farnfield, who experienced a seizure--a first-time occurrence for her--while riding the train. When she finally came to on the bench, she had no idea what had happened--but in her hand was a note that instantly calmed her down.
"Tom" left Ellie Farnfield money for a taxi and phoned her friends.Posted by BuzzFeed Trending on Friday, October 23, 2015
"Tom" left Ellie Farnfield money for a taxi and phoned her friends.
The note was from a complete stranger, Tom, and it was accompanied by a bit of cash. In his letter, Tom explained that he had tried to help her while she was unconscious, and had gotten her emergency medical help, which was on its way. He had made sure train staff had stayed with her before he rushed off, and had also tried calling several of her contacts in her cell phone, though he hadn't been able to reach any.
Help #findtraintom He helped ill Ellie on a Victoria train & left this lovely note. A/one? pic.twitter.com/q7moUuvPEn https://t.co/bsfB7DCtnA— Skint London (@SkintLondon) October 23, 2015
Help #findtraintom He helped ill Ellie on a Victoria train & left this lovely note. A/one? pic.twitter.com/q7moUuvPEn https://t.co/bsfB7DCtnA
"I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off," the note read. "I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now, but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have any more money, so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love, Tom.”
Farnfield was deeply touched by the kind gesture. "I just want to thank Tom for his help," she told Daily Mail Online. "There is something really lovely about the kindness of a stranger."