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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:46 AM

A Kind Restaurant Gesture Goes Viral



When an Alabama man went out to eat with two buddies, he noticed an older woman eating alone in the restaurant in Oxford. “My exact thoughts was ‘dang I’d hate to have to eat alone,'" writes Jamario Howard in a now-viral Facebook post, per Fox 8. Howard spoke to the woman briefly and learned that she was a widow who had gone out to eat on the eve of her 60th wedding anniversary. He gave his condolences, and she accepted his invitation to join him and his friends. "The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people," he writes. "You never know what they are going through." Read his full post, including a photo of their dinner, here.

https://www.newser.com/story/274261/a-kind-restaurant-gesture-goes-viral.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/young-man-asks-widow-eating-alone-to-join-him-this-woman-changed-my-outlook-on-life/ar-BBWd5fB

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Reply A Kind Restaurant Gesture Goes Viral (Original post)
Demovictory9 Apr 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #1
tymorial Apr 2019 #2
Arkansas Granny Apr 2019 #3
JudyM Apr 2019 #19
calimary Apr 2019 #27
JudyM Apr 2019 #28
tblue37 Apr 2019 #4
marble falls Apr 2019 #5
Scarsdale Apr 2019 #6
NYMinute Apr 2019 #7
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #8
VOX Apr 2019 #9
SallyHemmings Apr 2019 #10
Thunderbeast Apr 2019 #11
bdamomma Apr 2019 #12
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #13
dlk Apr 2019 #14
bigbrother05 Apr 2019 #15
jalan48 Apr 2019 #16
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #17
DeanMH Apr 2019 #18
canetoad Apr 2019 #20
senseandsensibility Apr 2019 #21
citizen blues Apr 2019 #22
spanone Apr 2019 #23
catrose Apr 2019 #24
3catwoman3 Apr 2019 #29
lordsummerisle Apr 2019 #25
spooky3 Apr 2019 #26
AllaN01Bear Apr 2019 #30

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:19 AM

1. Gives one some hope

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:17 AM

2. What a touching and wonderful story

Thank you for sharing this.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:20 AM

3. Brings a saying to mind: Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet

is fighting some kind of battle.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:17 PM

19. I have this on my fridge.


“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
———— Philo of Alexandria, ancient Jewish philosopher

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Response to JudyM (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:49 PM

27. What a great quote. An even better reminder.

And a STELLAR gesture to go along with it.

We should always remember this thought.

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Response to calimary (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:17 PM

28. Yes, compassion is so vital to our humanity and becoming strikingly less common in some circles.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:22 AM

4. What sweet young men! nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:57 AM

5. Its a simple kind gesture that does a lot of good.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:58 AM

6. Touching story.

Great group of guys. Their mothers should be proud of them. Nice to read a story such as this, with all the negativity in the news today. Thanks for posting this uplifting story.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:02 AM

7. Such a heart warming story

Restores one's faith in humanity.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:05 AM

8. There are good people everywhere. Find them.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:19 AM

9. America needs this-- an openness to love, compassion and empathy.

Especially when our highest-ranked officials have no capacity for it, and make hay off its banishment.
Those gentlemen are heroes of love.

Needed more than ever now.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:22 AM

10. Beautiful !

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:49 AM

11. Sadly, we live in a media-stoked milieu of fear

Most people are kind. We live in a world where the rare bad actor has made us fearful to reach out to the stranger. Our news media loves the sensational.

Our lives are poorer for these exaggerated narratives. We can be smart, but still open to making new relationships...some of them transient; Some of them longer term.

Our lives are all richer when we do.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:51 AM

12. That's

compassion and just being decent.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:27 AM

13. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:40 AM

14. A Simple Act of Kindness Can be Very Meaningful to the Recipient - It Doesn't Take Much

What a wonderful example of the basic goodness of Americans. We need many more of these examples to go viral in the time of Trump's vast ugliness and cruelty.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:27 PM

15. Good kids, that's where my daughter lives

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:30 PM

16. Glad to see this go viral. We are more alike than we are different.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:42 PM

17. Soul at work.❤

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:03 PM

18. FOXNEWS TRUMP NETWORK REPORTS

THE FOXNEWS HEADLINE READS:

Three Black Radical Democrats Kidnap A White Woman and Force Her to Starve While They Eat In Front of Her.

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Response to DeanMH (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:21 PM

20. Funny!

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:33 PM

21. I was going to click on the links to look at the photos, but

for some reason my vision became blurry and I had trouble seeing. I am such a sucker for stories like this.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:06 PM

22. This brought tears to my eyes

I live alone and have no family nearby. More often than not, I resort to take-out, so I don't have to eat alone while being surrounded by everyone else laughing and talking with their dinner companions. On the rare occasions I do go out, I equipped with my smart phone and ear buds.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:21 PM

23. Good on these gentlemen

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:34 PM

24. I'm particularly impressed that a group of young black men invited an elderly white woman

I'd sure understand if they didn't!

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Response to catrose (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:43 PM

29. I am glad she...

...accepted.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:44 PM

25. k&r n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:54 PM

26. Sweethearts! Nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:35 PM

30. this random act of kindness is purrfect.

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