Truth Frequency Radio
Jan 06, 2015

While there is nothing worse than losing a child, kindness and support can make the nightmare a tad more bearable. For Kathie McKernan of Massillon, OH, the selfless act of two strangers was encouragement on the worst day of her life. On New Year’s Eve, Kathie received word that her 29-year-old son had been killed by his wife . . . a shock that no mother ever wants to face. The New Year began with tears and loss for Kathie and her husband, Michael Foehrenbach, who began making funeral arrangements for their son on New Year’s Day. When they finished the painful process of deciding how to bury a child who was taken far too soon, Kathie and Michael were understandably distraught and exhausted.

When the grieving couple stopped at a restaurant to regroup after completing their son’s arrangements, they had no idea that they’d leave crying happy tears instead of sad ones. After noticing the visibly upset pair, another couple in the local eatery bought Kathie and Michael drinks . . . but that wasn’t all. When the anonymous couple left the restaurant, they asked a hostess to deliver a note to the mourning parents. Inside was a $100 bill and a sweet sentiment scrawled on a napkin: “Life gets tough sometimes, I can see it in your eyes. You might need this more than we do!” Signed only “The Mullets,” the note also wished Kathie and Michael a happy New Year.

“At the time they did that, they had no way of knowing that it was Kathie’s son and my stepson who had been murdered,” said Michael about the couple’s act of kindness. “So it was like the hand of God reaching down and touching us.” His wife echoed the sentiment, tearfully dubbing them angels. While the heartbreak of a lost son is indescribable, the selflessness of others is enough to brighten even the darkest of days.

This story was originally published on POPSUGAR Moms. See it here