Mum's heart 'full of love' after elderly stranger buys baby a Christmas gift

Abigail Crewe with her baby and the kind stranger.
Abigail Crewe with her baby and the kind stranger.  Photo: Facebook

A mum says that her heart is "full of love" after an elderly man - previously a stranger - insisted on buying her baby daughter a Christmas present.

Abigail Crewe, from Yorkshire in the North of England, was shopping at her local supermarket when the elderly man started making a fuss over her four-month-old daughter.

Writing about the incident on Facebook, the mum said that initially she smiled at the man and made "polite conversation".

But the man wanted something more.

"We walked further down the Christmas gift aisle ... He held out his hand with some money, pointed to the Disney teddies and insisted he bought one for her," wrote Abigail.

Abigail told the man that she couldn't accept his generous offer, but he insisted on buying the gift.

"He went on to tell us that he lost his wife 18 months prior and she loved Mickey Mouse," she explained.

"He said he has no family of his own and all he wanted to do was buy a Christmas gift for somebody, so we let him buy a Minnie Mouse for her."

She continued: "My heart is well and truly full of love today.

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"This man made my day and it will be a Christmas story I will tell to my little girl every year when she asks what Christmas is all about."

Abigail shared the touching story along with photos of herself and her daughter with the elderly man.

"Oh how lovely, this made me cry. What a wonderfully kind man showing the true magic of Christmas," one person commented on the post.

Another wrote: "This is such a stunning, kind-hearted gesture, not only because he bought a gift for your daughter but also the fact it was sentimental to him."

Other people suggested finding the elderly man so that he could be showered in Christmas cards and presents.

"Would be so lovely if people could find his details and maybe send him gifts if he's on his own for Christmas," one person wrote.

"Yes," agreed another. "How can we get this going?"

With over 30,000 shares already, it is definitely possible that the elderly man will be experiencing some more Christmas joy very soon.