A young woman who reached out to an older lady with a simple gesture has shown the world the difference a little kindness can make.
Brooke Ochoa, described the incident on Facebook:
“Today I went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and I saw this elderly lady coming from afar so I waited to hold the door for her, she was very thankful and sweet.
“She then told the waitress, ‘table for one’, so I waited and hesitated but then I walked over and said, ‘I’m eating by myself too would you like to have lunch together?’ She was ecstatic!
“Come to find out she spent the last decade living with her mom who recently passed away and her aunt who recently was put into a nursing home, so she has been having a hard time being alone.
“We had a wonderful talk, and 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. By far the best decision I’ve made all year!!! Her name is Delores, and we will be having lunch every Thursday from now on.”
More than two million people have liked Brooke’s post on Facebook, and it has been shared 200,000 times, so her small gesture of kindness has hopefully made a huge impact around the world.
Have you ever given or received as small act of kindness with unexpected results?