Dad of Newborn Finds a Surprise Gift for Baby Hidden in Newly Bought Washing Machine, Blown Away by Kindness

Dad of Newborn Finds a Surprise Gift for Baby Hidden in Newly Bought Washing Machine, Blown Away by Kindness

  • Chris Blaze, a new father, got the surprise of his life after a seller of a second-hand washing machine surprised him with a thoughtful gift
  • Chris originally asked for a reduced price for the machine but after the seller found out he's a dad to a newborn, he decided not to charge him at all
  • The young father only discovered this kind gesture when he was inspecting the machine at home and found money hidden inside

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A dad, Chris Blaze from Arizona, recently bought a second-hand washing machine and asked the private seller to reduce the price from $500 (GHc3000) to $400 (GHc2400). He was a little cash-strapped after welcoming a new baby into the world.

After the seller agreed, Blaze went home and while inspecting the machine, he found his $400 tucked away inside.

He also received the following message from the kind seller:

"Check the dryer, a gift for the new baby.”
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Chris Blaze was looking for a budget-friendly washing machine. He got a big surprise when the private seller gave him his money back as a gift. Image: Chris Blaze/Facebook
Source: UGC

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Blaze was incredibly grateful and wrote a Facebook post about his experience.

"I got a message from him saying, 'Check the dryer, a gift for the new baby.' Man, words can not describe how grateful I am right now. I feel so blessed, I felt I had to share. Big shout out to the man David! Thank you so much!"

@Karen Eastman said:

"What a wonderful story! God bless that wonderful man. What an amazing blessing."

@Aggie Trimbur said:

"There's still beautiful people, thanks for sharing your story."

@Tonya Ellerbe said:

"There are some amazing and beautiful people in this world, I'm so glad you encountered one. Shout out to David and congrats on the baby. Look at God!!"

@Bobbie Waters said:

"Glad to hear such a sweet story. Thankful there's still people in this world like Dave. May God bless him."

Gift of the Givers provides food aid to 50 people stranded on bus, kids among them

In related news, reported on another story about kind-hearted people who help wherever they can. A group of 50 people, including children and the elderly, one of whom has diabetes, were recently stranded on a bus traveling to the Eastern Cape. It is unknown where the party were traveling from, but their transport broke down in an area less than 20 km outside Graaff-Reinet.

A post detailing their experience and the response by the non-profit organisation (NPO) Gift the of Givers was published on the @GiftoftheGivers Facebook page.

"Mr Skota, a traffic officer, urgently requested our team's support after a bus had broken down 15 kilometres outside of Graaff-Reinet," the post started.

"The bus was carrying 50 passengers consisting of children and elders who had nothing to eat or drink, and no one knew how long the bus would be stuck as they waited for another bus from #Cofimvaba."

The foundation, which is the biggest disaster response NPO in Africa, said it responded to the call from the officer to assist the passengers by delivering food and other items.

Timing of assistance couldn't have been better

The elderly, diabetic man was fortunate to receive assistance as he desperately needed to take his medication after being idle for many hours while alternative transport was still on the way.

"We responded by delivering KFC South Africa lunches, water, #Woolworths pretzels, #KitKat chocolates, #Nestlé cappuccino beverages, TFG-The Foschini Group blankets for the kids, and hand sanitiser.
"On behalf of everyone, an impaired elderly man thanked our team and the traffic department, stating that he is diabetic and had no water to take his tablets as they stood outside of town for a while. He said our assistance came to his rescue.

"Passengers on the bus said they will never forget the kindness and grace received from our team. We also served hot meals in the evening. Thankfully, help arrived soon after," the post ended.

The response to the post on social media was overwhelming as South Africans doffed their hats to the foundation. takes a look at the reactions to the post, which garnered more than 370 positive reactions.

@Charldin Wasserfall reacted:

"Thank you, Gift of the Givers. Your organisation is the world’s hero."

@Kathy Basson said:

"This team is beyond amazing!!!!"

@Annette du Plessis added:

"Wow, this is so amazing! Thank you, Gift of the Givers!"

@Annemarie Anderson praised:

"Just wow. Like angels, you appear wherever there is a need. Thank you."


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