16 years ago, Claire sent a shoe box with a letter and some other items to children in Armenia, and had hoped to get a letter in response.
She did eventually get word back from the person who received her donation, but it wasn't until just this week that she heard from them.
Arsen Khachatryan, the boy who got the box, managed to track her down and sent her a text message saying that he still remembers getting the clothing and gifts that she sent and that he "always wanted to express my gratitude for that gift-box". For her part, Claire was completely taken aback, but shared her story with the Galway Advertiser, who posted screengrabs of the messages up on their Facebook.
A nice reminder that even a small gesture can make such a huge difference in someone else's life.