Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Even Flowers Know How to Hug!


--by Sailoon, posted Nov 13, 2017
Yesterday I needed the cable repairman to come and fix our phone and internet. I was irritated with the company because it has been twice in the past two months we have had to call for these issues.

The repairman was prompt and efficient. He fixed our problem in less than an hour. I did not show my frustration to him, just went about my day while he worked. Before he left, we began talk
ing about my woodstove and how much I love using real firewood to warm up the room during the winter months. 

He said that last year he had to keep his stove blazing because his wife was very frail. I asked how she was doing.He replied she passed away from bone cancer. I felt tears welling up and asked if I could give him a hug. He smiled shyly and said yes.

Sometimes a hug might just help aid the healing of the wounds of grief. Always be kind, you never know the path of another. Even this flower knows how to hug!
 
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Readers Comments

Kixx wrote: So sweet of you to engage inc conversation with him. That hug must have meant a lot to him. Thank you for sharing.
leoladyc728 wrote: thanks for giving him the hug
DANCE wrote: ohhhh good of u to offer the hug
jdunning74 wrote: Thank you for your caring. :-)
splain wrote: He so needed that lovely caring hug
mindyjourney wrote: A caring listen and a heart-felt hug...priceless. Thank you.
michelelpurce wrote: How wonderful for you to help him through his struggle. :) And I love the picture of the flower hugging itself. :)

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