Sending gratitude in times of sorrow: Heartfelt Thank You Messages for Funeral Donations
Thank You messages for funeral donations are a way of expressing gratitude to those who have made a charitable contribution in memory of a loved one. These messages allow the bereaved family to acknowledge the support and kindness of those who have helped during a difficult time.
These messages can be in the form of a thank-you note, a personalized message, or thank you cards. Such messages convey the family’s gratitude for the contributions made in honor of the deceased. They offer a positive means of expressing thankfulness, support, and kindness while lifting the spirits of the family who are grieving.
Thank You Messages For Funeral Donations
- We cannot thank you enough for your generosity during this difficult time. Your funeral donations not only helped with the expenses, but also reminded us of the love and support we have in our community. We are touched and humbled by your kindness, and we promise to pay it forward in any way we can. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- We appreciate your kindness and support during these tough times. The funeral expenses were not cheap, but thanks to your donations, we were able to afford the most extravagant funeral for our grandma. She would have loved the fact that she was able to go out in style, all thanks to you guys. We promise to use the leftover money from the funeral for something she would have approved of, like a pyrotechnics show or a bouncy castle tribute in her honor. Thank you all again for your generous contributions.
- I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been very good at expressing my gratitude in a serious, formal manner. So when it comes to thanking everyone for their funeral donations, I find it much easier to take a more playful approach. First of all, I want to give a big shout out to all of you who donated to help cover the costs of the funeral. You guys are the real MVPs! Without your generosity, my family and I would have been stuck with a serious case of sticker shock. Seriously though, I am beyond grateful for all the love and support that has come pouring in since we lost our loved one. It’s been such a comfort to know that we’re not alone in our grief. So, to all of you who donated, sent flowers, brought us casseroles, or just called to check in – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your kindness has made a difficult time a little bit easier, and we’ll never forget it.
- Well, thank you all for coming and for donating, We couldn’t have done without your support, we’re not exaggerating, Your kind gestures and generosity in our time of need, Means a lot to us, truly, from the bottom of our heart, indeed. So thank you again, and God bless.
- The love and support we’ve received during this difficult time have left us speechless. Your contributions have not only helped alleviate some of the financial burdens of a funeral, but they have also lifted our spirits. These donations give us a little ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, reminding us that love and kindness still exist. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who generously donated. Your kindness is like a breath of fresh air and will always be remembered. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate the pun-downpour of love and support from everyone.
- My heart is full of gratitude for the love and support shown to me during this challenging time. Your generous donations in memory of my loved one have not gone unnoticed. You have lifted the burden of financial concerns and allowed me to focus on healing and cherishing precious memories. Your kindness and compassion have left an indelible mark on my spirit, and for that, I will always be grateful. Thank you.
- It is with a heavy heart that I write this ‘thank ewe’ note to you all. Your generous funeral donations have left me ‘staggered’ with gratitude. ‘Holy Guacamole’, words cannot express my appreciation for your kindness during this difficult time. Your support has been a ‘rock’ that has given me the strength to carry on. Please accept my sincerest ‘condolimeantas’ for any inconvenience and know that your actions have not gone unnoticed.
- Well folks, I am overwhelmed, and I mean truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity from all of you. I know we all go through tough times, but the love and kindness we’ve experienced in the wake of our loss has been nothing short of miraculous. Your donations have been a true blessing, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. It is truly heartwarming to see the impact that our loved one had on so many of you, and I am confident that their memory will live on through the kindness that you have shown us. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
- We cannot express how much your donations have comforted us during this difficult time. Your kind efforts have made a significant difference in our family’s healing process. Your support means the world to us, and we are eternally grateful for your generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Your kindness and generosity touched our hearts during this difficult time. The outpouring of love and support from our friends and family has brought us comfort and helped us heal. We are forever grateful for your thoughtfulness and the memories of our loved one will always be cherished. Thank you for being there for us and for making a difference in our lives.
Funeral Thank You Messages For Flowers
- We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful flowers you sent in honor of our dearly departed. Our loved one would have been so pleased with the display, but probably would have asked who was going to water them while they were away. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughtfulness during this difficult time.
- We were overwhelmed by the beautiful flowers sent to the funeral, although I’m pretty sure my Uncle Bob was a little disappointed that he wasn’t going to be around to enjoy them. But, joke’s on him because we’re all taking them home to fill our own vases now. Thanks, though!
- Funeral Thank You Messages For Flowers: Our hearts are heavy with grief, but your beautiful flowers have brought us comfort and solace during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and the love you have shown us. Your gesture will forever be etched in our hearts. Your stunning flowers were a breathtaking sight at the funeral, and we couldn’t help but smile amidst the tears. We are incredibly grateful for your kindness and support as we navigate through this challenging period. You are truly a blessing, and we appreciate you more than words can express. As we said our final goodbyes to our loved one, your lovely flowers stood out and added a special touch to the solemn occasion. Your generosity and compassion have touched us deeply, and we feel blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for being there for us. Your lovely flowers were a bright and cheerful reminder of the beauty and joy that our loved one brought into our lives. Thank you for sharing in our sorrow and celebrating the wonderful memories we have of them. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are much appreciated, and we treasure your friendship.
- Hey there, flowers, Thanks for stopping by, It’s never easy saying goodbye, But your beauty brought us some calm. Your burst of colorful petals, Are a sweet memory to keep, In a time of heartache, Your textures and hues brought us ease. Thanks for gracing our loved one’s resting place, With your soft fragrance and grace, We treasured your presence, And the comfort it gave us in this space.
- The sight of all the beautiful flowers at our loved one’s funeral made our hearts bloom with gratitude. Your floral tributes brought comfort during our time of sorrow and left a lasting scent of love and support. We appreciate all the blooms, and you all truly rose to the occasion. Your kindness will never wither, and we will always cherish the fond memories of our dearly departed. Thank you for being such blossoming examples of generosity and care.
- The flowers you sent were like a ray of light in the darkness of our grief. Their beauty reminded us of the beauty that was lost with the passing of our loved one. Each petal was a symbol of hope that somehow, we would find a way to heal from this pain. Thank you, from the bottom of our broken hearts, for your heartfelt gift. Your kindness will always be remembered.
- We’d like to give a special ‘bouquet’ to all those who sent floral arrangements for our loved one’s funeral. Each petal represented a memory or a sentiment, and they all came together to create a beautiful tribute to their life. Your generosity ‘stemmed’ from a genuine place of love and appreciation, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Your kindness has truly ‘blossomed’ in our hearts during this difficult time. Thank you for ‘branching’ out to provide comfort and support.
- Well folks, I gotta say, I was not expecting to receive such a beautiful array of flowers in honor of our dearly departed. It’s amazing how something so simple can bring so much comfort during such a difficult time. The colors and fragrances have truly lifted our spirits and for that we are so very grateful. It’s moments like these that remind us of the kindness and generosity that still exists in this world. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
- We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for the beautiful flowers you sent to honor our loved one. The scent, colors, and arrangements were truly stunning and provided comfort during this difficult time. Your generosity and thoughtfulness will be forever remembered and appreciated. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and love.
- The scent of the flowers you sent for our loved one’s funeral filled the room with a sense of warmth and love during a difficult time. Your thoughtfulness truly meant the world to us and we are forever grateful. Each time we catch a glimpse of those delicate blooms, our hearts are reminded of the beauty and kindness in this world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your gestures of love and support.
Funeral Thank You Messages For Money
- We’re not sure whether to thank you for the thoughtful contribution or for continuing to support our drinking habits – which we’re sure will increase in the coming days. In all seriousness, though, your kindness and generosity during this tough time mean the world to us. Words can’t express our gratitude.
- We don’t know what to say except that you guys surely know how to impress even the dead. We can’t thank you enough for your kind and generous donations to our dearly departed loved one’s funeral costs. We swear we heard him laugh from the beyond when he realized he got more money in one go than he did in a whole year. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, even though he’s probably rolling in his grave right now.
- We can’t express how grateful our family is for the shower of generosity during this difficult time. We thought about using the donations to fund a trip to Cabo, but that just didn’t seem fitting. Instead, we’ll use it to pay for the pricey avocado toast at brunch we all know our loved one would have loved. Jokes aside, your support has made a significant impact on our family, and we can’t thank you enough.
- You really outdid yourself with your kind generosity, Your donation means so much to me, but I’m no Keith Hernandez, It really is a beautiful gesture, have you ever noticed how awkward funerals are? Thank you again for your support during this sad and difficult time, I promise, I won’t return the money like an unwanted library book.
- We cannot express how grateful we are for your generous donations during this difficult time. Your kindness has lifted our spirits and helped us metaphorically paint a rainbow on this cloudy day. The funds will not only help us cover expenses but have also provided us with a glimmer of hope that we can pay it forward and spread joy to others, just like you have done for us. Your kindness has truly changed our frown upside down and we will never forget the rain of joy you brought into our lives. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
- We were stunned by the generosity of your gift during this difficult time. Your contribution has been a true blessing and has helped ease the financial burden of the funeral expenses. Your support has provided a ray of light during a dark and trying period, and we are forever grateful. Your kindness will not be forgotten, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- We may have lost a loved one, but the generosity and kindness shown by our friends and family have truly lifted our spirits during this difficult time. Your monetary gifts have been a ray of light in these dark days, and we are grateful for your contribution. Your funeral donations may have been a small token, but they have made a big impact in our lives. We hope you know that each dollar has helped immensely, and you’ve truly buried the hatchet on our financial burden. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words, love, and support.
- I am truly touched by the outpouring of generosity that has been shown to my family during this difficult time. Your kind donations have helped us to ease the financial burden of funeral expenses and allowed us to focus on healing and remembering our loved ones. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support and love, and we know that we have a community of people who care for us deeply. Thank you for your unwavering kindness and compassion, it means the world to us.
- We are deeply grateful for the monetary donations received during this difficult time. Your kindness and generosity have helped alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with funeral expenses. It is heartening to know that we have a supportive community behind us during this trying period. Your contributions have truly touched our hearts and we cannot thank you enough.
- We are grateful for the love and support you have shown us during this difficult time. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous contribution. Your kindness has provided comfort during our grieving process, and we’ll forever be thankful for your thoughtfulness. Words cannot express our gratitude for your heartfelt gift. Thank you.
Thank You Messages After Funeral To Friends
- Just wanted to say thank you to all my friends who came out to support me during this tough time. Your presence, comforting words, and endless supply of tissues helped me make it through the funeral without completely falling apart. And a special shoutout to whoever brought the hilarious funeral-themed cupcakes – you lightened the mood in the best way possible. Love you all.
- Thank you all for attending the funeral and making it memorable for my late uncle. The jokes your dad cracked during the eulogy may have been a little too much, but at least it lightened the mood! We all know Uncle Bob would have wanted his send-off to be a celebration, and I have to say, we nailed it. Let’s do it again in a couple of decades, but let’s hope it’s for a more distant relative next time.
- Thanks a bunch to all my buddies who came to support me and brought sunshine to the sad day of my loved one’s funeral. Your presence alone has made a huge impact on my mental health and showed me how much I am loved. The hook of rekindling memories of our old times together kept me smiling throughout the ceremony, and I cherish the moments we spent together, bringing joy to my otherwise gloomy day. Your sincere condolences and acts of kindness will never be forgotten, and I am grateful for your unwavering friendship. Cheers to better days ahead, and let’s continue making memories that will last a lifetime.
- So, it’s been a tough couple of days for me and my family. And though it’s difficult for me to find the right words to say, I just want to thank all of you. You were there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and even a warm embrace. Your presence meant the world to me and reminded me that I’m not alone. Thank you all for being there and for showing just how much you care.
- Puns in a thank you message after a funeral may seem uncommon, but it is still possible to express gratitude and happiness amidst the sorrow. To my beloved friends, you have been the anchor that kept me steady during these trying times. You all have made taking this difficult journey a bit easier, and I could not have made it without your support. Through your presence, hugs, and kind words, you have helped me to navigate through the depths of grief. Your love and care have truly lifted my spirits, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. I am grateful for the joy you have brought into my life, even in my time of grief.
- It’s hard to find the right words to express my gratitude for your kindness and support during this difficult time. Your presence and gentle words helped me find some solace amidst the pain and grief. Your thoughtful gestures and heartfelt messages meant a lot to me and my family. In moments like these, we realize how much we rely on the love and companionship of our friends. Your unwavering support and empathy have touched my heart deeply, and I will always cherish your friendship. Thank you for being there for me and my family when we needed you the most.
- As I sit down to express my gratitude for your presence during our difficult time, I’m reminded of the phrase “Grave times call for grave measures,” but your support certainly brought some life to the occasion. Your words and gestures were a breath of fresh air among the somber tone. You truly helped us carry the weight of our loss and we can’t thank you enough for being our rock. You all have a special place in our hearts, and your kindness will never be buried or forgotten.
- Well, my dear friends, I want to take a moment to express my utmost gratitude for your love and support during this difficult time. Your presence at the funeral and your kind words of comfort have been a true blessing to me and my family. I must say, though we were all gathered to mourn and say goodbye, the memories we shared, and the laughter we exchanged, truly highlighted the beauty of life. Your unwavering love and support have shown me that even in the darkest of times, there is light and hope. I cannot express how much your presence meant to us. You are truly the wind beneath our wings. I believe that our loved one would have been so proud of how we all came together and shared our love for them. I want you to know that your love has brought peace to my heart, and I will carry it with me always. In conclusion, I cannot thank you enough for standing with me during this challenging time. Your kindness has truly touched my heart, and for that, I will forever be grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless you all, and may we continue to support each other through life’s ups and downs.
- I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the love and support you have shown me during this difficult time. Your presence at the funeral meant the world to me and gave me the strength to face the day. Your kind words, hugs, and offers of help have helped me to start healing and move forward. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me.
- I cannot express how grateful I am for each and every one of you who were there for me during this difficult time. Your support, love, and kind words meant the world to me and helped me get through some of my darkest moments. Your presence at the funeral was a true testament to our lifelong friendship and I will cherish those memories forever. With heartfelt gratitude, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Funeral Thank You Mesages To Coworkers Or Boss
- Thank you all for coming to say goodbye to our dear coworker. I know it may be hard to believe, but he actually enjoyed working with all of you. And if he were still here, he’d probably be making a joke about how we should all just go to the bar instead of standing around in black suits. But in all seriousness, I am grateful for the support and love shown by this team during this difficult time.
- Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for coming to my funeral. I guess it’s better late than never, right? I knew I could always count on you guys to show up, even when it’s a little too late. And to my boss, I promise I won’t be late to work ever again. Thanks for the memories, or lack thereof!
- 1. Hey guys, I couldn’t help but feel like I was at a weird office party instead of a funeral with all the jokes and laughter we shared. But, let’s be honest, that’s exactly what I needed to get through it all. Thank you for being my support system during this tough time. 2. To my boss: I have a feeling you may have turned the brightness up on your suit just for this occasion. Your optimism and positive outlook on life have always been something that has inspired me. Thank you for being a shining light during my darkest moments. 3. Whoever brought the tray of cookies to the wake, you’re a lifesaver. Nothing brings people together like a good batch of chocolate chip cookies. I am so grateful for the way our team rallies together to support each other, even during the saddest of times. 4. To my coworkers: It’s like someone pulled a classic sitcom switcheroo on us. One minute we were crying together, and the next we were crying from laughter over that terrible joke someone made. Thank you for filling the room with love, compassion, and even a little comic relief. 5. When I said I needed some tissues earlier, I never expected the whole box. But that’s just how you guys are, always going above and beyond. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being amazing coworkers and friends.
- Well, look who showed up! Thank you all for making it to the funeral of our beloved colleague. You guys have been a great source of strength and support during these difficult times. It really means a lot to know that we have such wonderful people in our lives who care about us. May the memories of our dear friend live on forever in our hearts.
- I want to give a big shoutout for your love and support during this difficult time. Although we were saying goodbye, it was nice to celebrate the life of our dear, departed friend. You all made this journey a little easier and made the funeral a joyful affair. Your presence meant so much to us; you rocked it!
- As I take a moment to reflect on the passing of my loved one, I can’t help but express my deepest gratitude for my coworkers and boss. Your support and words of encouragement during this difficult time has meant more to me than you’ll ever know. I am forever grateful for your kindness and empathy during this grieving process. Please know that your unwavering support has given me the strength to carry on in the days ahead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
- As I bid farewell to my loved one, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all my colleagues, who showed unwavering support and extended their condolences during this difficult time. Your comforting words and thoughtful gestures were a ray of sunshine amidst the grey clouds. You brought warmth to my heart and light to my soul, even on the gloomiest days. I am grateful for each and every one of you, and for the fact that you didn’t shy away from the somber affair. You really memorial-ized the moment for me. Thank you for being the pall-bearers of comfort and for your br-ought to bear hug therapy skills. You made everything bearable.
- Hey team, just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your love and support during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy, but having such an incredible group of coworkers and a boss like you has made it so much more bearable. Your kind words, thoughtful gestures, and unwavering support have truly touched my heart and reminded me just how lucky I am to work with such amazing people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being there for me and my family during this challenging time. Although we may be mourning right now, I know that we’ll come out of this stronger than ever before. Together, we can get through anything. Thanks again for everything – I truly appreciate it more than words can say.
- It is difficult to express our gratitude for the support and compassion shown during this difficult time. Your presence at the funeral and kind words were a source of comfort for our family. Your empathy and understanding meant more than words can express. We will always cherish the memories we shared with our loved one and the kindness you have shown us. Thank you.
- I cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of support during this difficult time. Your kindness and generosity have helped ease the pain of losing my loved one. It brings me comfort to know that they were loved and respected by so many, including my amazing coworkers and boss. Your presence at the funeral was greatly appreciated and helped make the day a beautiful tribute to their life. My heart is filled with gratitude for your care and thoughtfulness.
How To Write Thank You Letter For Funeral Donations
Thank You Letter For Funeral Donations Sample 1
Dear friends and family,
What is the deal with death?! It’s the ultimate mystery that we can’t seem to crack. But one thing is for sure, you guys have cracked the code when it comes to showing support during this trying time. I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your donations in honor of.
You know, sometimes people go to a funeral just for the excuse to wear black. But you all went above and beyond that. Your kindness and generosity have truly touched my heart. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, has made a significant impact on our family.
It’s funny, at a funeral, people often say things like “let me know if there’s anything I can do to help,” but most of the time that help never comes. But you all are different. You have followed through on that promise and provided a much-needed source of comfort and support during this difficult period.
So, thank you. Thank you for being there for us in every way possible. Thank you for your kind words, your prayers, and your contributions. It’s so heartwarming to know that we don’t have to face this alone.
Although we may never understand the mysteries of life and death, we can take comfort in knowing that we have people like you in our lives.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Thank You Letter For Funeral Donations Sample 2
Dear generous donors,
First of all, I can’t believe how much money we raised for my grandpa’s funeral. I mean, we could have given him the world’s fanciest funeral, complete with fireworks and a live elephant procession. But I think grandpa would have preferred we just pocketed the cash and spent it on something fun.
But in all seriousness, your donations really helped ease the financial burden of this somber occasion. It’s like you said to death: “Hey buddy, you might have taken our loved one, but you ain’t taking our wallets too!”
And I have to thank you for the creative ways you chose to donate. I never knew so many people had spare couch change, rusty old cars, or even leftover Halloween candy lying around. But hey, as they say, one man’s trash is another family’s funeral fund.
So to all the donors out there, I raise a glass (of that fancy funeral champagne we could have bought) in your honor. You’re the real MVPs, and we couldn’t have given grandpa a proper send-off without your help.
Your forever grateful beneficiary,
Stephen Colbert (not the talk show host, but the guy who couldn’t afford a fancy funeral without you)
Best Wishes for Funeral Donations
- As we come together to mourn the loss of a loved one, let us also honor their memory by making a donation in their name. Your contribution will not only be a heartfelt tribute to their life, but it will also make a positive impact on the lives of others. May the good that comes from your generosity bring comfort to all those who grieve during this difficult time. Our thoughts and gratitude are with you.
- As we say our final goodbyes to our dear loved one, let us also celebrate their life and the joy they brought to us. In honor of their memory, we kindly ask for any funeral donations to be made with the same amount of love and laughter as they lived their life. Whether it be a funny story or a heartfelt memory, we know that our loved one would want us to cherish and share the good times. Thank you for your generosity during this difficult time – let’s raise a glass to a life well lived!
- We know funerals can be a difficult time, but we want to lighten the mood a bit and add some humor to the situation. If you’re considering making a donation, just remember – every little bit helps, even if it’s just enough to buy a small bottle of whiskey to toast the dearly departed. And if you can’t spare any change, don’t worry – just send good vibes and thoughts our way. We promise to put them to good use and celebrate the life that was lived. Finally, if you see any ghosts while you’re donating, make sure to give them a high five – they could probably use the encouragement.
- May we gather and mourn, With grace and love to adorn, In memory of a life now passed, With donations to help forever last. May our giving be a tribute true, To honor the legacy left anew.
- You know what’s great? When we can all come together to honor someone we love who’s passed away. It’s never easy, but it’s important to keep their memory alive. And you know what really helps with that? Donations. Not only do they allow us to support causes and organizations that were important to our loved one, but they can also bring us some comfort knowing we’re continuing their legacy. So let’s all give what we can and make a difference in someone’s honor. Let’s show them we’re still here, and we still care.
- Hey folks, it’s time to put on our big boy and girl pants and say farewell to our loved one. But, before we give them the final send-off, let’s show some love and support with these funeral donations. Whether it’s money, flowers or your time, every little bit helps. So let’s give them one last party and make our departed proud. Thank you all for your generosity and may our loved ones rest in peace with a big smile on their faces!
- In times of loss, it’s hard to find the right words to say. But amidst the sadness, may we find comfort in the love that surrounds us. Let us celebrate the life of our loved one by making a donation that reflects their passions and spirit. May their legacy live on as we come together to honor and remember them. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
- As we say goodbye to our loved one, we can honor their memory by giving to a cause close to their heart. Let us donate generously, as every penny counts towards making a difference. May our kindness and generosity shine like a beacon during this difficult time. Let us turn this loss into a joyful occasion by giving back to those in need, and celebrate a life well lived. Rest in peace, dear one, and may our donations be a lasting tribute to your memory.
- As the sudden and unexpected winds of death leave us grasping for air, we are reminded of the frailty of life. May we show our love and support by offering our generous donations in honor of the departed. Let us come together as a community to ease the burden of grief and help carry one another through this difficult time. May the memories of our beloved forever live on, and may our donations help leave a lasting legacy of their storied life.
- Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of our dear friend (or loved one). In this difficult time, we find comfort in the outpouring of love and support from those around us. We are touched by the generosity of those who have already made donations in memory of (name of the deceased). In lieu of flowers or other gestures, we kindly request that any further donations be made to (charity or organization name) in honor of (name of the deceased). Your donations will help make a significant impact and leave a lasting legacy in their memory. Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and for keeping (name of the deceased) in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Sending thank you messages for funeral donations is a crucial gesture to show your gratitude and appreciation for the kindness and generosity of those who have given their support during your time of loss.
It is important to personalize the message and acknowledge each individual donor to let them know how much their contribution has meant to you and your family. It is a small way to express your heartfelt thanks and ensure that their kindness will not be forgotten.