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A Message in the Snow Warms Hospital Patients' Hearts

A simple act of kindness goes a long way, whether it's helping a person across the street or just making someone who hasn't smiled in a while laugh a little.

Oftentimes, people checked into hospitals are in serious need of a smile or a laugh. And that's just what a teenager wanted to do for his mom on Monday.

William Hart, 14, was on his way to visit his mom at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago when he came up with the idea to send her a message that would transcend anything he could say aloud.

Shari Hart had been diagnosed with leukemia and was staying at the hospital; her room overlooked the parking garage across the street. Hart, his dad and uncle decided to stomp out the message 'Hi Mom' on the top level of the garage in the snow. They called to share their creation with her from outside.

"It's more than just I love you mom, it's a show of love that goes way beyond words," Hart said of her family's note.

After the Harts visited and left the hospital, they wanted to share the love with all of the patients at Rush. Planning to spell out 'God Bless U All,' the family ran out of room, but made it to a simple 'God Bless U.'

We imagine it was quite a surprise and delight when patients saw the message in the morning. It just goes to show, simple acts can make a big impact!

Image via Twitter; @RushMedical

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