She Gave Her Daughter A Toy Every Time She Felt Guilty

 

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Sharon’s young daughter, Carrie, was impatient and irritable, scratching at her sores from the hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD).

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She couldn’t placate nor console Carrie as she had to return to the office.

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Feeling guilty, she left a post-it note and a small toy by Carrie’s bed.

As she arrived at her destination, she received a video message.

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Carrie had recorded a video of herself playing with all the toys she had received in the past, including the most recent one.

Tears welled in her eyes when she realised that she had a far more important job to complete, and couldn’t simply wash her hands of it this time.

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She was back home. And this time, she had a better present.

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