Three young men’s act of kindness shown to an elderly lady at a restaurant is going viral on social media.
Jamario Howard and his friends Jamychol and Tae were at a barbecue joint in Oxford, Alabama, when they saw an elderly woman all alone.
“My first thought was ‘dang I’d hate to have to eat alone,'” he said. He went over and asked her if he could sit with her.
She agreed and started a conversation with Howard and told him that she had lost her husband and the day after would have been their 60th anniversary.
“I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us,” Howard said. “She was excited to do so.”
Howard posted a picture of them together on April 18, on his Facebook which went viral with more than 44,000 shares.
So tonight JaMychol Baker Tae Knight and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us…
“The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through. This woman changed my outlook on life and how i look at other people,” he wrote in a post accompanying the picture.
Howard said the woman’s name is Eleanor and the four of them chatted about “everyday life, sharing stuff about each other” while eating BBQ and fish.
“Our actions were truly from the goodness of our hearts,” Howard said.
Small acts of kindness like these go a long way to impact people and spread warmth all around.