Did someone say cake? How nice!
Happy Birthday, @Mrs.Anteater ! You are fortunate to have those colleagues in your life. If you ask me, workplaces (as well as church congregations) need folks who will encourage others to speak up. As well as folks who will remind everyone to be as tactful as...
Those hospital roommate encounters can be extremely powerful, in my experience. @chansen has talked about his interactions with other parents . . .
How nice that you were able to pass along the bobbing flower ornament! I am sure it was very much appreciated.