Ashley Santi is from Scottsdale, Arizona. She told BuzzFeed News that every year she buys a cake for a child she doesn't know on what would be her daughter's birthday — Dec. 27.
Most recently, she bought a cake for a girl named Madison at a grocery store. This is Madison, who recently turned 11, with her elder brother Kyle Jauregui, 23.
"We were absolutely floored," Jauregui said of his family's reaction when they read the letter from Santi gifting them the cake.
Santi's touching and heartwrenching tradition began because of the MISS Foundation. She said the organization helped her to "work through [her] grief and be able to carry it differently." After joining the foundation, she began to perform random acts of kindness.