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10-Year-Old Boy Has Wish Granted After Leaving Touching Note In Toy Store

Leon Phillips, 10, spotted a “Lovable Huggable Panda” at the Asda store in the Liverpool suburb of Hunt’s Cross, and it was essentially love at first sight. The boy just had to have the toy panda, but there was a slight problem. His mom was short on cash, but she promised him that they would return to the store when she could make it happen. Leon wasn’t taking any chances.

As The Sun shares, Leon would write an adorable note and stash the panda in a cardboard box on the store shelves.

“My mum doesnt have anuff money, so she’s byeng me Pandy next week 15 June,” the note read. “So please don’t bye him it will make me cry - thank you so much from his hopeful future owner. Pandas name is Pandy.”

Staff at the store spotted the boy’s note, and they quickly came up with a solution. The employees decided to pool together their resources to buy the panda and give it to Leon. They would also share a note on social media in hopes of tracking Leon down, and that post caught the eye of his mother, Debbie.

“I didn’t think much more about it and I just thought someone would take it out of the box and put it back on sale. A few days later I was flicking through Facebook - I hadn’t realized until then what Leon had written - he’d really poured his heart and soul into his message,” Debbie explains.

They quickly headed down to the store, and Leon was tickled pink.

“As he was walking out he said to me ‘This is the best day of my life’. It meant the world to him,” she continued.

For the employees, they view their amazing actions as a no-brainer. However, they should really give themselves a bit more credit than that.

“When we spotted the panda and the message on the box in the toy aisle all of the colleagues just fell in love with the whole idea of it,” said one employee. “We’re all absolutely made up about it - Debbie has been messaging me to express how grateful she is.”

Another employee noted that seeing Leon’s reaction was all the thanks that they needed.

“The moment I handed the panda over was brilliant. To see Leon’s face was just wonderful,” the employee said. “It’s the best moment I’ve had working here.”

Sounds like that store is stocked with some real gems, and we’re not talking about the stuff on the shelves. The employees went above and beyond the call of duty here, as they simply could have put the toy aside and that would’ve been more than enough to qualify as an awesome gesture. However, they kicked it up a notch and made the dreams of a young boy come true.

For that, we can assume that Debbie and Leon will be forever grateful, and we can bet this store will remain in their regular rotation of stores to visit.

Source: The Sun
Photo: Stian42@hotmail.com

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