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2-year-old adorably hugs the pizza delivery guy unaware that he'd just lost his daughter

The heartwarming scene that was captured in the house's doorbell camera is enough to make an adult cry.

2-year-old adorably hugs the pizza delivery guy unaware that he'd just lost his daughter
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While most adults are cautious of strangers, children have no such filter. Their love is open to everyone. They don't overthink before giving compliments, laughing out loud, dancing in the rain, or hugging someone. A two-year-old from West Warwick, Rhode Island, performed a random gesture that warmed hearts and taught a powerful lesson in love, reported CBS News.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Norma Mortenson
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Norma Mortenson

One weekend in February 2020, Lindsey Sheely’s family ordered a pizza from "Wicked Good Pizza." When the doorbell rang, the delivery man handed them their pizza and said, “Enjoy your pizza! Have a good night.” Before Lindsey could shut the door, her 2-year-old son, Cohen, rushed out, ran along the porch, and gave the delivery man a hug, chuckling all the way.

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“No kisses buddy,” the pizza man said. Cohen’s mother waddled towards her boy and tried to stop him, “You can just blow kisses, okay,” she said to him. This adorable scene was captured on their home’s surveillance camera. Lindsey thought of sharing the clip with her friends and posted it on Facebook and Instagram.



“We thought it was so sweet and funny, then realized that our doorbell might have caught the interaction on camera, and it did!! I hope it gives you a laugh and warms your heart like it did for us,” she wrote in the Facebook post. In an update she later added to the post, she revealed that somehow the pizza man had come across her post. His name was Ryan Catterson. Ryan commented on Lindsey’s post saying, “Thank you so much for posting this! This week has been a rough one and that really put a smile on my face. He is such a sweet little guy.”

It turned out that Ryan had recently lost his 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa. “Little did we know what Cohen’s hug to this stranger would mean,” Lindsey said, and added, “I believe in divine appointments and know that Ryan was the one to deliver our pizza for a reason.”


Ryan told WLNE-TV, an ABC affiliate, that the little boy’s gesture touched him so much because it reminded him of hugging his daughter. "After losing my daughter this past week, it touched me because it was like she was there," he said. "It really just meant a lot to me."

In her post, Lindsey also shared the link to a GoFundMe page that was created to raise money for funeral expenses for Ryan’s late daughter. As the mom described, the little scene indeed warmed the hearts of people. Over 517,000 people viewed her post on Facebook. Plus, the story was also shared in Reddit’s r/MadeMeSmile group where it was upvoted 16,000 times, and 260 people commented on it.

Image Source: Reddit | u/carston1011
Image Source: Reddit | u/carston1011


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