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A Facebook post which went viral has helped one mum find another and thank her for 'restoring her faith in humanity'.

Caoimhe Mcconway, who comes from Northern Ireland, took to social media on Friday in an attempt to find a complete stranger called 'Emily' from Maidstone who had sent her a surprise parcel.

Emily Cheeseman found the ruined parcel, with baby grows strewn over the road, in Maidstone
Emily Cheeseman found the ruined parcel, with baby grows strewn over the road, in Maidstone

In the post, Caoimhe, who lives in Lisburn, about 20 minutes outside of Belfast, said she had ordered some baby grows for her eight-month-old daughter Féah, but they hadn't arrived.

Instead, she received another package - with three different baby grows inside - and a card from 'Emily', who had found her package after it had fallen off a truck.

Asking if anyone knew an Emily from Maidstone, the 28-year-old said: "How amazing is she, a complete stranger? She's completely restored my faith in humanity."

The post, which also had pictures of the note, has since been shared more than 2,400 times.

After sharing the story on Kent Online yesterday, 'Emily' got in touch. Her full name is Emily Cheeseman, a mum-of-three and a stepmum-of-three from Maidstone.

Emily with her husband Jason
Emily with her husband Jason

She said: "I cannot believe the reaction to what I did.

"It's completely amazing and I am thrilled that it restored Caoimhe's faith in humanity."

The 40-year-old said she found the sodden parcel and clothes strewn over Hayle Road while she was on the school run on Friday last week.

"I took a photo of the address on the box and over that weekend, I bought some baby grows from Primark and sent them to Caoimhe on Thursday," she said.

"The following day, my sister-in-law Tania messaged me asking if I had sent some clothes to a mum in Ireland as she'd seen the Facebook post and recognised my writing.

The note sent to Caoimhe Mcconway after the parcel was found in Maidstone
The note sent to Caoimhe Mcconway after the parcel was found in Maidstone

"She sent me a screenshot of the post and it was my note! I was shocked as the package had got there so quickly."

As Emily is not on the social networking site, her husband Jason messaged Caoimhe on her behalf to say she was thrilled she had received the parcel.

The mums have since exchanged numbers and have been in touch via WhatsApp.

When asked why she felt the need to send the new baby grows, Emily said: "It just felt like the right thing to do for a fellow mum - to put some good out there."

"I just wanted to make someone's day and felt compelled to do it from one mother to another."

The note sent to Caoimhe
The note sent to Caoimhe

She added: "I had no idea this would have gone viral the way it has, but it's nice that we have both spread a bit of joy and shown there are good people out there."

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