In 2014, Ashley Rush was pregnant. When she stopped feeling her baby kick, she knew something wasn’t right. She was taken to the hospital, but doctors simply told her to calm down and be patient.
Then came every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. Baby Liam’s umbilical cord hadn’t grown properly, cutting off the nutrients he needed to survive. Liam arrived as a stillborn, and Ashley and her husband were absolutely devastated. Over the course of the next year, they tried to have another baby. By 2015, baby Addilynn was welcomed into the world.
Instead of wallowing in grief on what would have been first Liam’s birthday, the Rush family decided to eat some pizza at their local Pizza Hut. Just as they were going to pay their bill, the waitress approached them with a surprise they never saw coming… and it was enough to restore the Texas family’s faith after enduring such a tragic loss.
Read on to find out what happened at the Pizza Hut that day…
In 2014, Ashley and her husband were devastated to learn their newborn baby didn't make it through childbirth.
Heartbroken, the couple decided to try for another baby. A year later, Ashley was blessed with the birth of baby Addilynn.
Not long after Addilynn's birth, the Rushes went out to celebrate what would have been Liam’s birthday by going to a Pizza Hut in Lufkin, TX. After all, pizza is Ashley's favorite pregnancy food.
While going to pay their bill, a waitress approached the family. She said, 'I don’t know if this is going to make you cry, make you happy, make you laugh, but that gentleman that was sitting across from you said that he felt in his heart that he needed to pay for your meal.'
Though the bill was relatively modest, it was the gesture that shocked the Texas couple. The stranger had no way of knowing it was Liam's birthday. They believe the act of kindness came from their late son, and it has since restored their faith.
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