Thrift store shopper discovers sweater with a touching message from grandma

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Jun. 28 2024, Published 6:58 p.m. ET

Thrifting is a fantastically sustainable habit that everyone should embrace. It's not only about being eco-friendly; it's also about connecting with the stories of others. When you buy something from a thrift store, you gain a glimpse into the beautiful lives of others. Izabela—known as @grandmasnosejob on TikTok—shared a touching example of this.

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In a heartwarming video, the camera shows a beautiful jute-like knitted sweater hanging on a thrift store rack. The caption reads, "Made by Grandma? With Love?" accompanied by crying emojis. It costs $10.49, but the sweater seems priceless because of its tag: "Made by grandma. With love." Izabela discovered this sweater at the thrift store, likely made by a grandma for her grandchild. It's incredibly sweet.

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Commenters agreed, sharing their own stories of grandmothers making things to show love. @lesbijstwo commented, "I am an optimist. The grandma is the one who drops items at the thrift store, just so people can wear her sweaters made with love." @ahgdia.td said, "I once found a scarf with the tag still on it saying something like: 'I hope this keeps you warm when hiking-grandma.'"

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@caffe1ne.add1ct1on confessed, "The way I would never let go of something like this made by my grandma." Sharing a happy memory, @sallytox said, "I use my grandmother's handmade scarf every day for school now since it's cold. She is so happy that I wear what she makes." @trixare4leftists commented, "I'm 23 years old and still have my blanket my nana crocheted for me when I was born, even though it's pink. I still have it. Jesus."

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n another heartwarming tale, a thrift shopper found a box of grandma's secret, old recipes. The shopper shows off a small yellow tin packed with recipes for dishes like bread pudding, fruit cocktails, and holiday trifle. The handwritten notes contained the family's secret recipes. Some standout recipes included rice krispies treats, banana bread, and a Reuben chicken casserole, dubbed "some excellent comfort food."

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Instead of buying a recipe book, this shopper now has access to a tub of unique, tried-and-true family recipes that can be passed down to the next generation, all thanks to a wonderful thrift store. This is one reason why thrifting should be promoted—it's more than just buying items; it's buying a piece of someone's heart that they chose to share with the world.

This article was originally published on December 29, 2023. It has since been updated.

This article was written with assistance from artificial intelligence. Megaphone creates content primarily driven by people but aims for full transparency in how our storytelling is produced. To learn more about our policy on artificial intelligence, click here.

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