In today’s world it’s more important than ever to observe the small courtesies that make all the difference. Small gestures can make a big difference to someone’s day, while compassionate actions done with strangers in mind are usually always gratefully accepted. In short, it’s nice to be nice, and can sometimes go a lot further than you think.
Just ask Brooke Ochoa of Louise, Texas, who was walking into a restaurant for lunch when she spotted an elderly lady approaching. The 30-year-old waited to hold the door open for the women an act she considered to be mere politeness.
Little did she know, however, that a remark the lady would make just seconds later would spark a chain of events causing her to go viral Brooke and the woman entered the restaurant at the same time, only for Brooke to overhear the lady ask for a “table for one”.
When she realized the lady was set to dine alone, Brooke approached her and bestowed yet another act of kindness. According to Today, Brooke went to the woman’s table and asked: “I’m eating by myself too would you like to have lunch together?”
In good company
Not only did the lady, named Dolores, accept Brooke’s offer, but she was positively delighted for the company. As per ABC 6, the two str-uck up an instant friendship, talking at length during their meal. Dolores revealed to Brooke that she’d been having a tough time of things of late. “Come to find out, she spent the last decade living with her mom, who recently departed, and her aunt, who recently was put into a nursing home,” Brooke wrote in a later social media post about the experience. “She has been having a hard time being alone.” She continued: “She just kept smiling and saying thank you for listening to me, which made me smile too! Her words healed my heart just as much as I healed her lonely one.”
Brooke and Dolores enjoyed their conversation so much that they agreed to have lunch together every Thursday from that point on. In a later update, not long after their first meeting, Brooke revealed that Dolores had departed, making the fact that she was able to brighten her life all the more special. If nothing else, this chance conversation is proof that the smallest gestures of goodwill can quite literally change a life. Neither of these women knew that Dolores’ days on this Earth were numbered, but they found solace in each other, and that’s what matters. If more people thought and acted like Brooke, the world would be a much nicer place!
This is how people reacted to this post:
Mary Robinson – Amen!!! Elderly people really need such incident daily. We must purposely look for such opportunities to be a blessing. You will be Supprise just a smile or kind word will change our day. Wonder what JESUS do?? Keep this thought in mind. Be blessed.
Carl – This story had me thinking that the elderly woman was gonna be the rude one. The plot twist was heartwarming. The story shows how we assume the worst in people who we don’t know. I am glad that it was a wonderful story instead of a negative one. Heck even the pictures made it seem like it wasn’t good. Thank you for sharing
Brenda – Beautiful Stories and so inspiring. Sometimes we need a little reminding and little nudge. This is what God had intended. It inspires us all to slow down and remember we are all brothers and sisters from God’s creation. Thank you. Keep the inspiration coming.
Lamin – Ya will see each other in heaven and ya launch date will be taken care by the almighty GOD…no payment required treatment from the Lord. I pray to the lord for ya to meet each other again in heaven Respect. Love and kindness is priceless
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