Stories of Kindness from Around the World

For The Elderly Lady Dressed In Her Finest

--by Crie, posted Sep 22, 2016
As my partner and I were out running errands, time got away from us. We realized that we needed to eat. We stopped at a local hamburger/ice-cream shop and ordered lunch. It was Sunday, late afternoon. Together we watched a woman who was probably in her 80's, come in and order some food.

She was dressed in what was probably her very best and was alone.The woman set everything up around her and you could tell that this meal was a real treat for her. My partner went and talked with the people who worked there, asking them about the woman. They said she came in every weekend, ordered the same meal and wa was alone. They knew she lived alone and that this meal was a special treat she did for herself at least once a week.

Our hearts were touched by this older woman even though we never spoke. When we paid our check, we also paid for hers and then left enough money to pay for that older woman's meals at least three more times.

The staff was surprised and so tickled by what we did. We didn't want the older woman to know what we did, so we just left. It would have been wonderful to see her reaction when they told her what we did for her. I know we touched the hearts of the staff and I am sure we touched the heart of that older woman. It always feels so wonderful to do something so unexpected for a stranger!
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Readers Comments

cabbage wrote: Awesome kindness--thanks for sharing the story!
Patricia wrote: You are correct. When i paid for a students tank of gas the cashier cried.

When i gave up my seat in first class to a struggling disabled lady, the woman behind her came to me in coach with tears of thanks
swamiji wrote: You are a gift to mankind bless you always "god is great always and seated in your heart.
Vinod wrote: Very kind to pay for elder woman for lunch for that and for more days
Vinod wrote: Very kind to pay for elder woman for lunch for that and for more days
Painiacs wrote: Great pif what a blessing you are for her, just think how special you made her dinners for next few weeks! :) :)
Alisamom wrote: What a wonderful thing you have done for this lady, I'm sure you made her very happy!
debmeron wrote: Wow!!! My heart is touched too!
DANCE wrote: Love thing to do
AnnC wrote: Awesome gift

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