Have you ever eaten lunch alone? If not, have you ever observed someone eating alone? Most people go to restaurants with at least one other person, but sometimes, eating alone can be relaxing and rewarding: Especially if you have an interaction like this. When one young woman found herself dining alone, she noticed a woman who was doing the same. Instead of simply sitting at her own table, she decided to invite the woman to join her. What happened next is a touching, beautiful story about friendship in the most unlikely places. Read her heartwarming story below.
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.