Ellie Farnfield, 27, was on a train headed to teach a fitness class when she began feeling unwell. She then passed out from what was later determined to be a sudden epileptic seizure. When she finally awoke on the station floor of a train terminal, she was terrified. Footsteps, hushed chatter, and the foreigness of her surroundings did nothing to ease her discomfort. Thankfully for Ellie, a good Samaritan had come to her aid during her state of unconsciousness, leaving a handwritten note, in addition to money, and information alerting her that he contacted the first fourteen people in her phone and that help was arriving.
As Ellie regained awareness of her environment, she noticed that the train station staff members were discussing how a stranger who went by the name of “Tom” had left money and a note in blue ink which read as follows:
“Eleanor, I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off. You didn’t hit your head but I may have hurt your leg as I walked on it before realising you were on the floor having a fit! Sorry! I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have anymore money so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love Tom.”
After Ellie’s recovery, she posted a picture of Tom’s note and uploaded it to her Facebook account, where it has received thousands of shares. Ellie announced that her faith in humanity has been restored and she also thanked everyone who helped her, especially Tom. She expressed her desire to meet him, return his money, and buy him drinks. She referred to him as a “star,” verbalizing her sincerest gratitude.
Although this incident occured in 2015, the search for Tom still continues.
That sort of kindness is rare.