Rid­dle of the notes left at tram stop

MYS­TERY MES­SAGES LEFT AT TRAM STOP ARE PUTTING A SPRING IN THE STEP OF PAS­SEN­GERS

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By SAM YAR­WOOD sam.yar­[email protected] @sam­yarwood89

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.’

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