Photo of birthday cake decorated at supermarket goes viral for best reason

Photo of Birthday Cake Goes Viral for Unexpected Reason
Photo of Birthday Cake Goes Viral for Unexpected Reason

One Michigan woman thought she was going to go pick up a birthday cake from her local grocery store, but ended up with a great surprise.

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Lisa Aldrich decided to stop into a Meijer grocery store in Michigan to pick up a simple birthday cake. After she had selected her favorite, she asked one of the people near the bakery to write on the cake and then proceeded to the checkout.

"After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out -- it didn't really matter to me that it looked so bad," Aldrich wrote in a Facebook post. She said that once the employees noticed, then they became concerned and offered to make her a new one, but she decided to stick with the one she had.

After the manager spoke with Aldrich, everything became clear to her.

%shareLinks-quote="To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said 'the girl who wrote that has autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her -- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day." type="quote" author="Lisa Aldrich" authordesc="Customer" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and...

Posted by Lisa Sarber Aldrich on Sunday, November 29, 2015


Since Sunday, the post has gone viral and been shared over 87K shares! Some were quick to criticize, claiming it was a marketing stint by the grocery store, but Aldrich posted to Facebook again to ensure that was not the case...and that the leftover cake became her breakfast.

1. I am a real person. 2. This is not a Meijer marketing ploy. 3. I never asked for all this publicity, I just wanted...

Posted by Lisa Sarber Aldrich on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Aldrich ended her Facebook post on Sunday with an overall moral to the story, be kind!

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