We should all respect and take care of our elderly.
It can be as simple as helping to carry their bags, offering them a seat on the bus, or reaching for something from a high shelf in the supermarket.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget. We live in a world where our own needs are put first and we’re often rushing around without much thought.
That’s why we think it’s important to celebrate good deeds when they happen.
This is the story of a man named Chris who shows how a small gesture can really make a huge difference.
Chris was sitting in the car with his family on the way home from buying groceries, when he caught sight of an old man walking along the side of the road.
Without hesitating, Chris jumped out of his car and went over to the man.
The old man seemed to be pacing back and forth along the sidewalk. It looked a little strange.
But Chris soon realised that the man was mowing the lawn. Instead of just continuing on with his day, Chris turned to his wife Tara.
“This is one of the many reasons I love my husband. As we are driving home with Kylie and Gage, Chris suddenly turns the jeep around and says ‘Take the food home and come back and get me.’” Tara writes in a Facebook post.
Tara didn’t know what Chris had seen, but she went along and left her husband there. When she came back she saw her husband doing something that warmed her heart – and picked up her camera.
Chris had seen the old man mowing the lawn and decided that instead of just driving on, he would help him.
“I pray that my son learns from this and randomly helps people do things like his father does,” Tara writes.
Chris’ actions towards the man are really inspiring.
He’s most definitely taught his son to take care of and show respect to the elderly – if more people were like Chris we’re sure the next generation would definitely act the same way.
Talk about a real everyday hero! We need more people like Chris – share this touching story on Facebook so that more people can take inspiration from this lovely guy!