A California couple who stru**led after welcoming their first child is now going out of their way to help new parents in similar situations. Krystal Duhaney and her husband Patrick recently decided to spread some kindn-ess by leaving $1,000 worth of cash inside baby products at vari*u! Target stores in Southern California, KABC reported.
Krystal — who is the founder of Milky Mama, a company that provides breastfeeding support to parents around the world — initially posted about her Target adventure on Instagram at the end of April.
In the post, Krystal shared a video of her and Patrick safely slipping dollar bills into diaper boxes and under unopened formula lids at the Target stores.
“Being a parent can be tough!” she wrote in the post. “Before I founded @milkymamallc, we often stru**led to make ends meet. So, Hubby and I went to var!ous @target stores in Southern California and hid money in baby items.”
“We hope that the parents that purchase these items have a brig*ter day when they find our gifts,” she added. In the weeks that followed, Krystal’s post went viral and has since been viewed thousands of times. Along the way, it has earned nearly 87,000 likes and hundreds of comments from people commending the couple for their generous act-ions.
“Wow! That is so awesome! Bless you and your family! This is beautiful. We need more people like you in this world,” wrote one user.
“This is absolutely incredible! It gives me tears to think of a potential parent in need opening this. You’ve inspired me to do the same! God bless you!!” added someone else.
As noted in her video, Krystal — who is a mother of two and a registered nurse, according to KABC — wanted to pay it forward after making it through her own stru**les as a new parent.
“When we had our first baby, we stru**led to make ends me!t,” she wrote in the clip. “Now that I own a successful business, I wanted to give back.”
She and Patrick decided to go to Target and ended up making stops at the Signal Hill, Manhattan Be-ach and Carson locations, according to her video.
“We really wanted to make things a little easier,” she told KABC. “Hopefully brig!ten their day and hopefully ins-pire others to kind of, you know, spread joy and kindness.” The mom of two also noted to the outlet that they were mindful of safety concerns and made sure not to tamper with any of the products, especially amid CO-VID-19.
“Diaper containers are sealed. The diapers are wr!pped inside the box as well as formula,” she explained. “It’s not like we’re putting it in the powder.
There’s a cover. So, we were very, you know, intentional and we were making sure that we paid close attention to those types of things as well, to make sure that we weren’t actually conta-minating anything.”
Though the couple was praised on social media, Krystal said she just hopes their gesture will inspire their children, and people ra!sing kids all over the world, to be kind to others. “As parents raising two young children, it’s really important for us to let our children know… kindn-ess matters and that you never know what somebody’s going through,” she told KABC.
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