Pam Medina is a nurse at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. One day, Pam walked into the hospital break room and saw her coworker, Sara Putnam, digging through a baby donation box at the hospital, according to LittleThings.

Pam immediate piped up and asked Sara what was going on. Why was her friend digging through any second-hand clothing at all, let alone items for infants?

That’s when Sara shared what had happened to her. Though she’d been granted custody of her newborn granddaughter, Isabella, who was only a few weeks old at the time, the adoption happened so suddenly that she had no baby supplies. So Sara had been digging around for some donated baby clothes for Isabella.

As soon as Pam got home from work that day, she posted a heartfelt plea on Facebook. She reached out to local mothers in her area.

The responses to her posts were incredible. Women from all over the state donated clothing, toys, safety equipment, furniture, food, car seat and so much more. Pam spent the following few days (and nights) driving hundreds of miles to pick up Isabella’s items, but it was all worth it.

A few days later, Pam and her husband drove to the hospital with a huge incredible surprise for Sara. She first coaxed Sara out into the parking lot under a false pretense that she’d found a stroller and wanted help getting it from the car. Pam then opened the car trunk to show Putnam what was inside.

At that point, Sara burst into tears, overwhelmed by the kindness of her friend and the generosity of all the strangers who’d donated items. The two nurses broke down in tears and embraced each other.

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