Although there wasn’t a great deal of context provided, from what we can tell, this appears to be a classic case of a situation that the vast majority of us will remember from growing up – you’ve booted the ball a little too hard and it’s gone over the fence into your neighbour’s garden and got stuck in the bushes.
Whether you’ll ever get it back again though, now that’s a different story.
Some neighbours have virtually no issue when this happens and will often kick the ball back over the fence, or allow the kids to retrieve it for themselves, but with others, it’s quite the opposite and the kids are just better off buying another ball if they want the game to continue.
If they’re really lucky though, their neighbours might even give them a helping hand in finding the ball if it ever goes missing.
And that’s exactly the kind of neighbour these three siblings are “eternally grateful” to have.
After @dolly_sud helped her neighbour’s young children find their football that went missing in her garden the week prior, the siblings decided to show their appreciation by leaving some chocolate and a handwritten note on her doorstep as a surprise.
Presumably unsure of her name, the handwritten note was adorably addressed to “Miss Lady”.
The note read: “Dear Miss Lady, thank you so much for helping us find our football in your garden last week. We needed it for an essential football match and if we couldn’t carry on playing, it would have been a catastrophe.
“[We are] eternally grateful”.
The tweet already appears to be capturing the hearts of the nation and has gone on to amass over 75,000 likes and retweets, with hundreds of comments from members of the public touched by how thoughtful of the gesture is.
One Twitter user commented: “It makes me so sad hearing stories of grumpy ole people not giving children’s toys back or having a go at them when it ends up in their garden. Like worse things happen, accidents happen, and it’s really not a big deal – Lovely story”.
“Best thing I’ve seen today, this game was an emergency I tell ya Ms Lady.” said another.
Another added: “That made my heart melt, what lovely manners those kids have and their parents should be so proud of them”.
As is usually expected with viral tweets of this nature, a few people in the comments have been quick to question whether the note is actually genuine or not, due to the neat handwriting and some of the vocabulary used, but we can only presume that it was written by a parent / guardian on behalf of the children instead, right?
Let’s just overlook that, shall we?
It’s always nice to hear of acts of kindness and appreciation, after all.
Another wrote: “What an absolute privilege to be there for Peter Kay’s return to the big stage. He got a standing ovation for his entrance and was reduced to tears, never seen anything like it. No spoilers, just a superb night.”
Someone else said: “I was expecting a huge standing ovation for Peter Kay’s return, but that was just mega. I felt so privileged to be there tonight. I’ve waited to see him live for so long. If you recorded anything, please don’t be a d*ck sharing it and ruining it for everyone else.”
One person tweeted: “What a beautiful moment yesterday. Peter Kay in tears after such a rapturous reception.”
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Stone Roses bassist Mani raises over £100k for The Christie and local NHS charities
Stone Roses bassist Mani and his wife Imelda have raised over £100,000 for two cancer charities close to their hearts.
After Imelda Mounfield – who is the wife of Stone Roses bassist Gary ‘Mani’ – was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer back in November 2020, the couple not only set out to raise awareness of the devastating disease, but also raise as much money as possible for local cancer charities through an online auction featuring some impressive prizes.
The auction was launched at a fundraising event held at Kimpton Clocktower Ballroom on Friday 18 November, and saw the couples’ friends from the world of music, sport, and entertainment donate an incredible array of exclusive items.
Some auction highlights included Noel Gallagher’s framed and signed set of six platinum discs for the album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, which went for an impressive £8,000, while guitars donated by Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Foo Fighters, Peter Hook, and The Who were also all up for sale.
The highest bid went to John Squire’s Jackson Pollock-inspired painted and signed Hofner guitar 3/3 for a whopping £16,800.
Liam Gallagher’s 2022 NME award for ‘Music Moment of the Year’ sold for £4,100, and David Beckham’s signed boots he wore for the last match of his career on 18 May 2013 were sold for £6,800.
All together, over £80,000 was raised from the auction, as well as £24,000 raised on the night of the fundraising event itself – which means that just over £100,000 has now been donated to The Christie Charity andStockport NHS Charity.
Imelda explained that funds were donated to these two charities as they “supported me through my journey.
“Cancer affects not just the person who has it, but everyone around them,” she explained, “I hope that by investing in some more research, we can help alleviate some of the devastation caused to families by cancer.”
Both charities say they are “really touched” and “hugely grateful” for the contributions.
“We’re really touched that Imelda’s experiences as a patient have spurred her and Mani into action for our charity,” said Louise Stimson – Head of Fundraising at The Christie Charity.
While Karen James OBE – Chief Executive for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – added: “We’re hugely grateful to Imelda and Mani’s efforts in organising the fundraising event and auction [and] we’re proud of the care Imelda and many others with cancer have received at Stepping Hill Hospital.
“This fundraiser for our charity is a really touching display of her thanks, which will help us go on to support more patients in the future.”
Sadly, Imelda’s cancer has spread to her liver and a small nodule in her lung, so she underwent emergency life-saving bowel surgery as it perforated, and after months of treatments, she had the right side of her liver removed.
Imelda is now currently waiting for the next stage of treatment.