Nowadays, we’re becoming more and more distant from each other, not caring about what someone’s going through and not making an eye contact with other people or even smiling at them. We keep avoid each other like we’re not from the same kind. That’s disappointing!
Lisa Lemming is certainly not one of those people, she is a resident of Georgia and came across a stranger in a surprising coincidence.
We ran over this story and we felt instantly the urge to share it with you so your faith in humanity will be restored.
What follows next is the true meaning of being a human: this feeling of empathy and the bond we share with each other despite all of the hate and obstacles we go through in our daily lives.
These feelings of caring for another and give a hand to make someone’s day better, that’s what makes us good people and this is exactly what happened with Lisa when she met a man who was in need of help, and what the store staff did afterward is the proof that humans still care for each other.
Read the story, so you can get an idea of what we’re trying to say.
She keeps looking at him, and realizes then that something’s wrong.
And her intuition didn’t miss – read Lisa’s own words about the event below:
“Just spent 2 hrs with a elderly man at Kroger. It started with me just smiling at him, making eye contact ….
As I walked past him he looked like he needed something. I went back and asked him if I could help him. Tears welled up in his eyes and he said:
I have colon cancer and I have had a really bad accident, if I get up out of this cart everyone will know … What should I do?”
The look of his dignity lost left me with a lump in my throat.
From that moment on, Kroger staff quickly fetched us wipes, undergarments and discreetly took him to their employer bathroom Area where he was given clothes.”
“He cried and apologized.
He said he had to hurry his wife was at home alone. When we walked to the register we found his groceries all bagged and somehow paid for.
He cried harder.”
“He said he fought in Vietnam and Korean War and loved his country, but up until day he said he thought his country forgot about him.
We both cried and I shared with him my own struggles and fears… He gave me words of wisdom and encouraged me that maybe after all, humanity still does care about one another.
Today proved it.
Thank you Elmer, thank you Kroger and thank you God for the lesson and reminder I got today.”
I think that this lady is an amazing case of how little actions can have an enormous effect.
I think we all agree that this woman is a great example of how little gestures can make a big difference in someone’s day.
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