A North Carolina man recently posted this story on Facebook after he received a surprising note from an elderly man in a crowded restaurant.
Although the man couldn’t speak, he sure knew how to get someones attention.
The story has gone viral, being shared thousands of times on social media. You can read it here.
“Today I went to Lane’s Ferry Grill to eat lunch. The place was packed. Now for the rest of the story…
As I say alone with one seat open, and ederly gentleman caught my attention and pointed to the chair and motioned if he could sit down. He was filling out his order form and one of the employees came to tell me the Lord communicated by notes because he could not hear or speak well. They asked if he could sit there. I told them that we had already clarified that.
As we sat and passed notes, we filled up both sides of his paper. I only wondered about the things he had seen. Well, he met JFK, in the ‘40’s he went to Arizona and the temperature was 120 degrees. Yes, we wrote about the weather, what a great lunch!!!
I tell this story that may seem insignificant, just to say how important it was. As I sat there, I wondered if I was hoping to make this 93 year old a better day.
But then it hit me, and it gave me pause to write this final note to him that said, “Sir, I want to thank you for sharing lunch with me. I must go now but I want you to know that you made my day a better day. Take care of yourself.”
You should have seen the look of his eyes and his smile as he read. He hugged his heart, he gave me a real handshake. We kissed and took a picture.
This story is not about what I did, but what we can all do. With a little time, and a lot of compassion, and not being..about ‘me’ and ‘I’ so much, we can help make and be a better place. Passing notes with this gentleman were priceless.
With all the negative, divisive stories in the media, it’s great to see a beautiful story of compassion between two strangers.
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