box filled with items being handed between two people

Stranger Gives Pregnant Woman Life-Changing Donation after Asking the Name of Her Unborn Son

A Secret Life of Mom Highlight Story: Sometimes there are tales that are just too good, too beautiful, or too unbelievable to keep locked away. That’s why we scour the archives and bring some of them back to enjoy again. They may make you smile or shed a tear, but they’re always meant to add a little positivity to your day. Enjoy!

Advertisement

Last year, one act of kindness, a donation, went viral, and it reminds us to always be the best person we can be.

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means good deeds are on the rise. Acts of kindness are so important during this time of year. Especially to those who are in the hospitality industry, or customer service. Not everyone has the option to take time off of work, and the added stress of paying bills, rent, and buying presents can really take a toll.

Advertisement

Donation of Kindness

Hannah Hill went to work at Waffle House in Stockbridge, Georgia as if it was any other day. She waited on tables, bussed dishes, and served patrons who were hungry for breakfast. However, it was not a normal day for Hannah. When Bishop Eusebio Phelps went to collect his breakfast order, Hannah’s life changed. It all started with a $40 tip and a belief in divine coincidence.

Hannah was approximately 8 months pregnant at the time when Phelps entered her establishment. Realizing she was likely in need of assistance, he made the choice to give her some extra cash as a donation.

Advertisement

She was so nice over the telephone. When I got there I paid for my food and I told her to keep the change,” Phelps said. “And then when I looked at her, I asked if she was pregnant – she said yes. So at that time I was just really urged to give her the rest of the money that I had in my wallet, which was around $40. And so I gave her the $40. And I told her that I just wanted to bless her so she could buy something for the baby.”

11Alive
Pastor Surprises Pregnant Waitress With Life-Changing $12,000 donation
Fox5 News

Things likely would’ve ended there, however, something incredible transpired between them.

Read: Dad, Carlos Morales, Raises Quadruplets After Wife Dies During Childbirth

Advertisement

Miracle Inspired by a Name

Phelps and Hannah continued their conversation, with Phelps asking how far along the waitress was. Revealing she was 8 and a half months pregnant, Hannah mentioned what she planned on naming her soon-to-be son.

Advertisement

Hannah said that she plans to name her unborn child Samuel. Which is the same name as Phelps’ son, who died seven years ago in Atlanta.

Unilad

The New Faith Christian Church pastor gave her a donation of $40, but wanted to do so much more.

Trending Now

'I’m 52 but people say I look decades younger – facial exercises a...
'I’m 52 but people say I look decades younger – facial exercises a...
It only takes 4 mins a day to change your body -- try this routine for...
It only takes 4 mins a day to change your body -- try this routine for...
Angry mom parks her car on pavement to stop 5G masts being built
Angry mom parks her car on pavement to stop 5G masts being built
Meghan Markle Opens Up About Struggle of ‘Not Being Able to Afford...
Meghan Markle Opens Up About Struggle of ‘Not Being Able to Afford...
Tattoo addict mum, 45, says nobody will give her a job
Tattoo addict mum, 45, says nobody will give her a job
Parents who grew up in the '70s and '80s remember the experiences that...
Parents who grew up in the '70s and '80s remember the experiences that...
This Couple Is Clueless Why Their Instagram Photo Went Viral
This Couple Is Clueless Why Their Instagram Photo Went Viral
A 29-year-old woman with a lump in her breast said she was refused a m...
A 29-year-old woman with a lump in her breast said she was refused a m...
What Kim Kardashian Allegedly Pays Her Nannies For '24/7' Service
What Kim Kardashian Allegedly Pays Her Nannies For '24/7' Service
35 Secret Things Most Women Have Done On Their Period But Don't Talk A...
35 Secret Things Most Women Have Done On Their Period But Don't Talk A...
Mom Faces Backlash For Teaching Her Son How To Cook And Clean And Her ...
Mom Faces Backlash For Teaching Her Son How To Cook And Clean And Her ...
‘I Don’t Want To Hear It,’ Says Woman Whose Friends And Family B...
‘I Don’t Want To Hear It,’ Says Woman Whose Friends And Family B...
Advertisement

Well we lost our son Samuel seven year ago in Atlanta,” he said. “It’s coming up on the anniversary. I went home, I told my wife what happened. My wife and I were talking, I was like, ‘listen I wanna raise a thousand dollars to give to Hannah so she can buy whatever she needs for the baby.'”

11Alive

That night, Phelps posted on Facebook about what transpired that day. Hoping to reach a donation amount of $1,000, he was pleasantly surprised to wake up and see it was much more. Phelps planned on surprising Hannah at the Waffle House with the money he had raised. In total, the donation mounted to $6,500 by that evening.

Advertisement
donation church
Credit: WXIA

By the time Phelps finally reached Hannah, the total amount increased to a whopping $12,000.

Advertisement

Donation that makes a Difference

Hannah was sleeping and living in her car at the time. The donation from Phelps and the public truly transformed her life.

Advertisement

I had a lot going on, and I don’t really pray that often – I’m not necessarily that religious, I wasn’t really raised in the church, don’t go to church a lot, haven’t cracked open a Bible in forever. But lately I have been praying,” she said. “I’ve been really stressing lately… I’ve been worried about the baby getting here… I’m so grateful and that’s all I can say. I’m so grateful and appreciative to everybody, God is good all the time.”

11Alive

What’s more, is that New Faith Christian Church offered to cover childcare costs for an entire year as well for Hannah. So, this holiday season, remember that kindness goes a long way.

Keep Reading: Poor Boy Pays Bus Fare for Woman with Kid, Then His Mother Receives $1 Million

Sources

  1. $40 tip leads to more than $12K in donations for pregnant Waffle House waitress.” 11Alive. Jonathan Raymond. October 3, 2020
  2. Pastor Surprises Pregnant Waitress With Life-Changing $12,000 Tip.” UniLad. Emma Rosemurgey. October 6, 2020
Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
Advertisement