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Woman Having A Rough Time Asks Twitter For Some Birthday Wishes, And Strangers Deliver Big To Lift Her Spirits

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Today's feel-good story will help you restore some faith in humanity. The phrase “Happy Birthday Sarah" trended on Twitter on Monday after a woman asked for kind wishes on her big day. Sarah Hammond tweeted on Sunday that she wasn't looking forward to her birthday since her parents wouldn't celebrate with her.

“It's my birthday tomorrow. I only have my daughter, my beautiful dad has passed & my mum has dementia & won't remember. I'm struggling tonight, not looking forward to the day. Kind wishes or a like would go a long way," she wrote.

The tweet received more than 15,000 likes and over 4,000 replies wishing Hammond a happy birthday. Within hours, “Happy Birthday Sarah" trended on the social media website due to the amount of well-wishes.


It's honestly adorable.

Accounts celebrating Hammond's birthday included those of actress Sally Phillips and journalist Owen Jones.

Responding to the outpouring of comments, Hammond said, “I'm taking tomorrow off work. Joking, I only started last week. But I will be taking time out to thank everyone who's messaged me, some have brought a tear to my eye, many have made me smile. My spirit is already lifted."

We hope Sarah has a happy birthday!