“Tonight, my friends and I went out to eat at this place called Brad’s in Oxford, Alabama. After sitting there a while waiting on our food, I noticed an elderly woman sitting alone.
My exact thoughts were, ‘Dang, I’d hate to have to eat alone’.
So, after thinking about it a minute, I walked over to her and asked if I could sit with her. She said ‘Yes’ and we talked for a minute. After a while of talking she told me she lost her husband and that tomorrow would have been their 60th anniversary.
I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do.
The point in this is, always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through.
This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story, so do not judge! And people – I can’t stress this enough. GO SEE YOUR MOM AND YOUR GRANDPARENTS. They miss you!”
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