LOS ANGELES - As many women can relate, being dumped is a horrible feeling filled with sorrow and pints of ice cream.
But in Samantha La Rocco's case, her pity party was brought to an abrupt halt Sunday when she received an uplifting message on her to-go container from Truly Vegan, a restaurant in Los Angeles.
"I had just been dumped and was in full-blown break up mode," La Rocco, 23, told GoodMorningAmerica.com . "I was ordering food in, and my hair was mess and I had my break up pants on."
In the midst of her sorrow, she decided to include a note in the special instructions section online while placing her order that read, "I've just been dumped. Please draw something inspiring on the container."
Not expecting the restaurant to even really read the note, let alone follow through, she was more than pleasantly surprised when she received her salad.
"It was the happiest salad I've ever had in my life," she said. "I kept the container. It's still in the refrigerator."
Included on the Styrofoam box was a stick figure holding a sign surrounded by hearts that said, "You're worth it," followed by "You don't need him to be happy," with a sunshine above it.
The message on the box was exactly what La Rocco needed to pick herself up and dust herself off.
"This is the best break up I've had," she said. "The food container thing has totally helped."
And as for the man who dumped her after a year and a half of dating, she says, "It was so dumb. He's a very young 25. Let's put it that way."