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Moving story behind cake goes viral

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A cake from a Michigan Meijer bakery is getting a lot of attention thanks to the story behind the icing message.

Lisa Aldrich is from Gaines Towship, that's in Kent County. In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, she says she went to Meijer on Nov. 29, picked out a cake, and then asked an employee if that employee could write on it. When the employee brought it back, Aldrich said she looked the employee in the eye and said thank you before even looking at the finished product. Once she looked at the cake, Aldrich says she laughed nervously and headed to the check-out.

While Aldrich said it didn't matter to her that it looked so bad, it caught the attention of the cashiers at the check-out. They called over a manager, and even took a picture. That's when Aldrich says a cashier put her arm around her shoulders and said "the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day."

The story has gone viral with more than 7,000 shares. It also prompted this follow-up post from Aldrich Wednesday, assuring people she is a real person, and that the post wasn't a Meijer marketing ploy.

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