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    A Mysterious Stranger Bought This Young Mum A Drink On A Train Because She's "A Credit To Her Generation"

    In "people are actually lovely" news...

    Here's Sammie Welch, 23, with her 3-year-old son, Rylan.

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    She was sitting on a train from Birmingham to Plymouth with Rylan sleeping on her lap on Thursday when a mysterious stranger approached her and handed her a note that included a £5 banknote.

    Here's the note.

    It reads:

    Have a drink on me.

    You are a credit to your generation, polite & teaching the little boy good manners.

    Man on train at table with glasses & hat.

    Have a lovely evening.

    P.S: I have a daughter your age. Someone did the same for her once! Hope when she has children she is as good a mother as you!

    Welch posted about it on Facebook, and as you can imagine, it got shared pretty quickly.

    The trip from Birmingham to Plymouth usually takes over three hours.

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    Welch told MailOnline: "[Rylan] was good and there was no crying. It was quite exhausting for him but then he fell asleep with his head on my knee. The train was quite busy. A couple of people got on and were standing up and I offered to put him on my knee so they could have a seat."

    She said that she read the note "10 or 20 times", and that she was "so moved, I was overwhelmed. It meant so much to me."

    Thus far the man hasn't been tracked down so she's not been able to thank him personally, but it's surely only a matter of time.

    The stranger has been revealed. He's Ken Saunders, 50, from Wiltshire.

    Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Alan White at alan.white@buzzfeed.com.

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