Father receives kind note from stranger after daddy-daughter time over coffee



Taking his daughter for breakfast turned into a heartening experience for more than just father David Rosenman, who inspired a stranger to leave him a touching anonymous note.

In a Facebook post that's been shared almost 10,000 times and picked up by international media including the Mail Online and the Huffington Post, the Rochester father describes his recent experience with his 9-year-old daughter at a coffee shop.

He brought a newspaper, a notebook and his phone with him, she brought a crocheting activity and the intention was "we'd do our own things," he explains.

But as they sat there, she made an extra request of him: "Daddy, can you not read the paper or doodle or check email today? Can we just be together?"

He agreed, she showed him her yarn project, he told her about the day she was born, they speculated if couples at other tables were on dates, they spoke of friends, hamsters, and he "thought about how much I love her."

The day was about to get even more life-affirming however, because as he returned to the table after ordering some takeout for his son, he returned to find a note face down on their table, which his daughter said had been left by a woman on her way out.

You can read what she wrote in the image at the top of this page.

Needless to say, Rosenman felt humbled after reading the stranger's words, saying: "This anonymous message was enough of a reinforcement for me," Rosenman wrote, "that I hope more people might be guided by its power and by its author’s thoughtfulness."

"Please don’t wait for your child or other loved one to plead for your attention like mine did," he concluded, "he or she might not. Expect that no one will leave a note for you – such beauty in this world is far too rare."

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