The month of December is full of joy and it’s a great time of year for giving to others. We normally think of family and close friends when we are out shopping for gifts. But with that said, there are some joyful people out in public that like to pay it forward. It’s something that Mary Katherine Backstrom really believed in this year as she was out for a stroll. However, it ended with embarrassment as she broke down in laughter in a livestream on Facebook.
Mary was about her day and killing some time when she headed over to a local gas station. Inside she was getting a coke to drink when she happened to notice a woman behind her with a ginger ale. Feeling the Christmas spirit and wanting to give back, she went to the counter and paid for her coke but also paid for the woman’s ginger ale as well. She explained to the woman that she felt the Christmas spirit and simply wanted to give back for the holidays.
As she exited the building feeling great for her little small deed she happened to notice a man was in front of her car cleaning the windshield off. She was taken back and again felt like it was the spirit of Christmas. She rushed over to the man and began to praise him for cleaning the windshield. After explaining that she just got done paying for a woman’s ginger ale, she was surprised to see him randomly cleaning the windshield and gave him a hug.
It was only after that she realized that the man was cleaning the windshield of his car. He had driven the same model car and parked in front of her own vehicle. After realizing it she burst out in laughter and quickly got in her car to drive away to a new parking lot. From there she had to get on Facebook and start a livestream to where she explained that she just hugged a stranger saying she loved Christmas and how he was cleaning the windshield.
The video was viewed over 40 million times and it has plenty of people sharing the hilarious moment with friends and family. One thing is for sure, Mary sure loves Christmas and we’re grateful for her sharing her magical experience with the rest of the world.