A mum rushing to get her badly injured daughter to A&E returned to her hastily abandoned car to find a sweet surprise.
Sarah Moore whisked her two-year-old daughter Lacie-Christina Moore to hospital after she split her head open.
The worried mum from Morecambe, Lancashire, ditched her car on double yellow lines outside the Lancaster hospital and raced inside with her daughter.
When Sarah returned to her car, rather than finding a hefty parking ticket she discovered a hand-written note from staff at the North West Private Ambulance Liaison Service (NWPALS), Lancs Live reported.
It said they had "sweet talked" the traffic warden into not giving her a ticket.
Kinder still, they had let her park in an ambulance bay over the road from the hospital.
"They didn't have to do that, it made things a lot easier," the grateful mum said.
"I was fully expecting to come out of the hospital and to have a parking ticket, I had come to terms with that, they made me feel a lot happier and made it so much easier."
The dramatic evening began on the evening of July 2 when Lacie split her head open on the hinge of a door.
"It happened at my Nan's," Sarah said.
"Lacie was running between the patio doors and me, my Nan has doors that open inwards so the hinges are on the inside.
"Lacie tripped on the carpet and hit the hinges, I thought she was alright at first but when I picked her up there was blood everywhere."
The sheer volume of blood terrified Sarah who quickly switched into action mode.
She said: "When I saw the blood I thought I was going to pass out.
"I felt so ill, I asked my Grandma to take Lacie and we put loads of towels on her to stop the blood but it was everywhere, all over her face and in her mouth.
"There was no time to call for an ambulance so I just put her in the car and got her there in 15 minutes, it was scary."
When she arrived at hospital Sarah ignored the warnings of ambulance staff about potential traffic wardens and raced inside.
"I arrived and just dumped the car," she said.
"The NWPALS people were outside and they warned me about the ticket but I said: 'I'm not bothered' I just wanted to make sure my daughter was ok."
The note she found on her car when she returned ensured a difficult day was made just a little bit easier.
It read: "Good afternoon, we noticed you left your car here as you rushed your child into A&E.
"We spoke with the traffic warden and told him about your situation and managed to sweet talk him into letting you off under the circumstances.
"He wanted to us to let you know that you can leave the car in the ambulance bay across the road.
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