We’ve seen plenty of mum’s who don’t quite get Facebook but one mum’s social media mix-up cost her £200.
Virginia Kavanagh posted a picture of a cake she found on Google when wishing her daughter Lauren’s friend Beth a happy 18th birthday.
The cake was a personalised frozen cake with the name Beth on the side Olaf on the side and Elsa on top.
She added the message: ‘Happy 18th birthday princess, hope you have a wonderful day, you have always been our favourite!! Lots of love VV & Stephen xxx.’
But when Beth responded with a message that suggested she thought the cake was a real gift from Virginia, she panicked.
Beth posted: ‘OMG CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!! Thank you so much, Virginia and Stephen! I’ll need to pop round today and have some xxx.’
To this day I still think about when my mum found this random cake on goggle to post happy birthday to Beth and Beth thought my mum bought her the cake. My mum felt too bad to admit it wasn’t hers so she paid £200 to get a replica made for the next day 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/bO3J668X6F
— Lauren Faulkner (@lauzyfaulks) August 27, 2019
Not wanted to disappoint her daughter’s friend, Virginia contacted cake makers and paid for someone to make a replica cake for the next day, at a cost of £200.
Daughter Lauren revealed the story on Twitter, three years later, and people loved it.
One said: ‘your poor mum bless her.’
After sharing the reaction from Twitter with her mum, Lauren shared the messages with her mum, who revealed that worst of all – Beth hadn’t even eaten any of it.
She said: ‘I like “your poor mum”!! Yes poor me!!! I felt so bad for Beth, I wanted to cry!!
‘What you failed to add is she then didn’t eat the feckin thing and left it at our to go hard and I was furious!!!’