When Brook Ochoa of Louise, Texas, held the door open for a woman walking behind her, it set off a chain of events that is beyond heart-warming. They were both walking into a restaurant and both intending to dine alone. However, when Brook heard the woman, Dolores, request a “table for one,” something struck her heart and compelled her to ask if she’d like to dine together… and the answer was adorable!
Dolores was “ecstatic” about the idea and immediately accepted the kind offer. Already so sweet, right? It gets better. The two had an incredible experience as they talked and bonding throughout their meal, ending with a decision to continue their relationship… every Thursday.
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Brook posted all about what happened to her Facebook page simply to share the story and hopefully inspire others to do the same:
“Today I Went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and I saw this elder 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.”
Brook certain accomplished her goal: Her beautiful act of kindness touched so many that the post has received more than 2 million likes and more than 270,000 shares. WOW.
Share this sweet story if you believe that one act of kindness can go a long way.