Touching Mom Story, Breastfeeder Gets Free Birthday Pie

Breast feeding may come disturbing for some people, especially if it is done in the public. Most of the women experience bad public treatments but a waitress made things different for an Iowa based mother as she pays for her dinner in a pizza parlor. 

The story starts when the Johnson-Smith family decided to go out and celebrate the 33rd birthday of Mrs. Smith in Fong's Pizza located in Des Moines. That Sunday afternoon, 12 month old Stellan, one of the sons of the couple needed to be fed. Though they were reluctant of breastfeeding due to public humiliation, the mother still held on to the baby and started the process. 

As the mother breast feeds, she notices that waitress Bodi Kinney was staring at her and thinking “What is she thinking? Is she not wanting me to do it here?’”

But what Mrs. Smith didn't know was the fact that Kinney was already planning to make her feel much more comfortable by pulling in a surprise of paying off the bill. 

In the receipt, Kinney wrote ‘I bought one of your pizzas. Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!’

The damily was touched with the kind gesture that Kinney made. This was practically the best experience she had as she breast fed her baby. With three previous children and unpleasant experiences, this was the one that changed it all. 

‘I have breastfed three children... I have breastfed them in countless of places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received,’ she wrote and added ‘Although I don't need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other.’

This receipt was posted online, together with Mrs. Smith's story and later began a viral story on social media networks. 

In an interview with Kinney, she explained to KCCI that she understood what it was like to be a mother and wanted to do the kind gesture simply because she was a fellow mother.
Posted by Diane Araga, on August 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM