Going through depression is probably the most difficult phase of someone’s life. Most people have no idea how to respond to someone who is in a depression. But reaching out and supporting a loved one can make a tremendous difference. And that’s exactly what Richard Walker’s girlfriend did. Their story is truly uplifting!
Richard Walker, a 28-year-old who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently took to Twitter to talk about his girlfriend’s cute AF gesture to help him battle seasonal depression. Seasonal depression, defined as 'A mood disorder characterised by depression that occurs at the same time every year,' is a common form of depression with more than 10 million cases per year. In his tweets, Richard followed little notes that his girlfriend, Sasha, who lives in Kingston, Jamaica left around the house for him to find and feel better throughout the day. The two are in a long distance relationship, and Sasha was visiting him when she deviced this plan to make him feel better.
“My gf knows that I suffer from seasonal depression, and in order to help me with it she left me random messages in my apartment to make my smile. It's been a week since she left and I'm still finding them the most obscure places. A thread,” read Richard’s first tweet. How adorable is this!
Here are all the little notes that Sasha left for Richard & they’re making our hearts melt!
In his last tweet, Richard said, “It's the simple things like these that I love about her. Idk how I got so lucky.” Isn’t that adorable?
"The notes made me feel a myriad of emotions, but mostly joy and appreciation," Richard told a leading online platform. "Some of them made me laugh, like the poop one, the eggs one, and the eggplant one. The light kills darkness, and the bedtime notes made me tear up because I felt loved. And the washing machine made me optimistic and inspired for the future, especially with her," he added.
"I'm appreciative for the responses, and I'm glad we are able to shed some light, or potentially help others who also struggle with mental health. We're hoping that this message will be used for positivity, especially during trying and disheartening times that we're accustomed to seeing daily,” Richard concluded.
It’s great to watch these stories being shared on social media and get such a positive response!