We all need a good cry here and there to reassure ourselves that we’re still human.
And we’re here to facilitate that for you.
If this story doesn’t melt your heart like this commercial does, then you may not have one.
As BuzzFeed reports, 28-year-old Martyn Hett from Manchester, England checked in with his mom to see how she was, he was saddened to hear that she wasn’t having a great day. She had set up a booth at a craft show and was a little down because nobody was buying her handmade offerings.
That’s when a goodhearted son, a few good friends, and Twitter turned the situation around for Martyn’s mom.
Martyn tweeted a photo of his mom’s stall:
My mum has set up her own stall at a craft fair and has messaged me to say she hasn’t sold anything yet and my heart is breaking pic.twitter.com/cdzHn77pM5
— Martyn 🍭 (@martynhett) November 26, 2016
Not long after, she had her first sale, when a friend of Martyn’s bought a glove monster from her Depop page:
A few more orders began to trickle in:
I’ve just found out she has her own Depop shop, I’m obsessed pic.twitter.com/V8GOTB54hb
— Martyn 🍭 (@martynhett) November 29, 2016
Then a few more:
Thanks to the power of Twitter, word spread and Martyn’s mom Figen now has an overwhelming demand and a lot of work to do.
“She sews/knits for therapeutic reasons,” Martyn told BuzzFeed. “She’s a counsellor and she believes that being creative is good for the soul – it’s advice she often gives to her clients. Since it went viral, she’s decided to donate money from her earnings to a local charity, Beacon Counselling.”
And she’ll have quite the chunk of change to donate – requests for her creations haven’t stopped.
Figen has even bought a book to brush up on her Twitter skills.
“I’ve found the whole thing rather hilarious,” Martyn said. “I popped over at the weekend to have lunch with her and she’d restocked her materials.”
Met up with me mam for the first time since her viral fame. She’s stocked up on materials and has had a very busy weekend knitting 😂💖 pic.twitter.com/fCO0fqoVnh
— Martyn 🍭 (@martynhett) December 4, 2016
Everything on her Depop page is currently sold out.
“She’s had loads of messages from people just telling her how nice her stuff is, which was nice for her because I think the craft fair had knocked her confidence a bit.”
BRB, I have something in my eye.