After several days in hospital the mum returned to her vehicle to discover the unwanted fine, along with a far-more-welcome pink post-it note.
The pen-written message read: “Hi there, I saw your car had a parking ticket on it. I’m sure whatever you are going through at hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you. … Hope things get better!!”
The note-writer left only her first name, “Laura”, which prompted the grateful mum to take to the internet in a bid to thank her mystery donor.
She posted an image of the note to the Facebook page of Canberra Mums and spread the word about the kind act, writing: