Tara Wood and her daughter Norah were at the grocery store picking up cupcakes for the little one’s birthday when something beautiful began to unfold. From Norah’s perch in the shopping cart, she spotted an elderly man coming towards them. To Tara’s surprise, her young daughter called out to him with a shocking declaration. Tara was mortified at first but watched as it sparked a heartwarming moment that has since lit the internet on fire. Check out her story, as it happened, in the Facebook post below.
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We made a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up cupcakes for Norah’s birthday.She was sitting in one of those carts that look like a car or truck or whatever when an older gentleman walked by. We’d passed several other elderly customers but she seemed magnetically drawn to this man.
Her face lit up like the sun, she waved excitedly, and said “Hi old person! It’s my birfday today!”
He was furrow browed but his expression softened when he realized she was speaking to him.
“Well hello little lady! And how old are you today?” he asked. They chatted for a few seconds and it was super adorable.
We said ‘goodbye’ and carried on shopping.
A few minutes later she turned and asked “Can I take a picture with the old man for my birfday?”
Uh, it was the cutest thing ever.
I knew he couldn’t have gone very far so we back tracked until we found him.
“Excuse me, sir? She’d like to know if you’d take a photo with her for her birthday?” I asked.
He looked confused and then stunned and then delighted.
“A photo? With me?” he asked.
“Yes suh! For my birfday!” Norah exclaimed.
And so they posed together and then they hugged each other like they were long lost friends.
We thanked ‘Mr. Dan’ for taking time to spend a few minutes of his day with us.
He teared up and said “No, thank YOU. This has been the best day I’ve had in a long time. You’ve made me so happy, Ms. Norah.”
Sometimes talking to strangers turns into the most beautiful thing in the world.
Wonderfully, Norah and Mr. Dan’s relationship did not stop there. When the story went viral, Tara was contacted by a friend of Mr.Dan. She was able to get his phone number and has taken her daughter over to the sweet man’s house for lunch.
The duo even went trick-or-treating together over the weekend.
It just goes to show, everyone needs a little love. Sometimes talking to strangers can spark a light into a world that can see so much darkness.
Look a little closer, and you’ll find a beautiful moment of your own.
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