This Woman Invited A Stranger To Eat Lunch With Her. The Reaction She Got… Amazing!
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
When an elderly woman named Delores went to lunch one day earlier this month, she probably didn’t realize it would be a meal that would change her life forever.
But that’s exactly what happened on August 6 when Delores visited her usual lunchtime restaurant. The touching encounter was described on Facebook by Brooke Ochoa, a random stranger who did something very few people are courageous enough to do.
“Today I Went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and I saw this elder [sic] 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”
Now that’s a touching story. It’s certainly touching the heartstrings of many who read it, as the post has gone completely viral on Facebook, generating 2.2M “Likes” and nearly 300k “Shares.”
That’s a great story with a happy ending!