Jamario Howard was out with some friends eating at a restaurant called Brad’s Bar-B-Que in Lincoln, Alabama when they noticed an elderly woman was sitting alone. He posted a photo of the whole group together on Facebook and it’s incredibly heartwarming to see this simple act of kindness. It really can go a long way!
The woman, named Eleanor, had recently lost her husband and the following day would have been their 60th anniversary. It was clear that Eleanor was in need of a friend at that time, so Howard and his friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, asked her to join them for dinner.
So tonight JaMychol Baker Tae Knight and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us…
Howard posted about the situation on Facebook and the post quickly went viral, amassing over 20,000 comments, over 60,000 shares, and over 230,000 reactions. In the Facebook post, he wrote, So tonight JaMychol Baker, Tae Knight, and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us 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 and 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.”
Howard had a very important yet simple message for everyone viewing the post:
“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!!”
Many others have commented on the viral post, praising Howard and his friends for their friendship towards this elderly woman.
One woman says, “As a senior I know I sometimes feel ‘invisible’… it’s nice to see some positive interaction between old and young.” We agree completely!
“It only takes a kind word and a helping hand to share your kindness.” This is so true!
“This act of kindness and just the fact you guys were aware and noticed is fantastic,” one widower shares on Facebook.
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