Riddle of the notes left at tram stop
MYSTERY MESSAGES LEFT AT TRAM STOP ARE PUTTING A SPRING IN THE STEP OF PASSENGERS
BRIGHTLY-coloured Post-It notes have been putting smiles on the faces of commuters at a tram stop.
The cheerful hand-written messages have been appearing at Timperley Metrolink station on Park Road.
Almost every morning, a new memo is stuck to the metal railings at the top of the steps to the platform.
On some are written just one or two words.
Others feature kindhearted or inspiring sayings, for example ‘if you see someone without a smile, give them yours,’ or Bob Marley’s famous quote ‘some people feel the rain, others just get wet.’ Another left recently reads, ‘may your day be filled with awesome-ness.’
People often share photos of the notes on social media, praising the person behind them. Kris Oldfield, who runs the Altrincham Matters Facebook page, thinks they’re brilliant.
He too shares them when he sees them. One post read: “We love seeing a special message at Timperley Metrolink station every morning we thank you the person who write them you is awesome.” Earlier this year, Altrincham Matters started the ‘Happy to Chat Bench’ on George Street in Altrincham town centre in a bid to get people talking and tackle loneliness. A sign on the bench reads ‘sit here if you don’t mind someone stopping to say hello.’