The internet is buzzing after seeing a heartwarming picture of a young man keeping an elderly woman company at a McDonalds in the USA.

 

The elderly are some of the loneliest people around, it is a known issue, something that is being addressed by various organisations around the world. But, there are still many who slip through the cracks.

Amanda Marquell Craft was in the McDonalds with her friends when something inspiring happened. She witnessed an elderly woman walk over to a young man and ask to sit. He graciously invited her to join him and they got chatting.

She snapped a picture of them together and shared it online. The picture went viral and inspired other people to take some time out and chat with the elderly.

“Shout out to this guy! This elderly lady (seemed to be a little lonely) came up to him and asked if she could sit with him. Without hesitation, this guy said “of course”. My friends and I watched him introduce himself and shake her hand. They talked and laughed together like they were friends. They didn’t know each other, and they couldn’t be more different. But today they shared a meal together and it touched our hearts”

Eric Haralson was the young man sitting in the fast-food place and his new friend, is 70-year-old Jan. According to Eric, they spent 45 minutes chatting and both had a lovely morning. Eric then walked her to her car and they swapped numbers to make breakfast plans again.

He is happy that the moment has inspired people and hopes many will do the same.


Sources: FacebookGood News Network
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