These Women Planned to Eat Lunch Alone, Until They Found Each Other
News| | By Jason Owen
This story of two strangers eating lunch together will surely brighten your day.
When an elderly woman named Delores went to lunch, she probably didn’t realize it would be a meal that would change her life forever. But that’s exactly what happened 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,” Ochoa wrote, “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 tugged at millions of heartstrings, as the post went viral on Facebook. It generated 2.2 million likes and was shared nearly 300,000 times.
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