Everyone loves a heartwarming, inspiring and heartfelt story because it makes us feel warm and bubbly on the inside. And that’s exactly what a Facebook page called ‘Love What Matters’ shared. They posted a story about a woman named Lisa Lemming Jackson who works at a senior care facility.
It was during a trip to a local grocery store when Lisa noticed something was wrong.
When she confronted the man, she ended up turning the senior’s day around.
Lisa is a woman from Georgia and it was one day during a grocery shopping trip to a nearby Kroger’s that she reached ‘Good Samaritan’ status.
She saw an older man that appeared to be acting a little strange so she decided to confront him and ask him if he needed help.
The man, whose name is Elmer, 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?’
Instead of shying away from the potentially messy situation, Lisa went right into the action. She wrote: ‘the look of his dignity lost left me with a lump in my throat.’
She continued by saying: ‘from that moment on, Kroger staff quickly fetched us wipes, and undergarments and discreetly took him to their employee bathroom area where he was given clothes.’
During this whole ordeal, the grateful man was crying and kept apologizing. He said he had to rush back home to be with his wife who was home alone at the time.
When they walked him back to the cash register, they found all his groceries bagged and paid for by another Good Samaritan.
At that point, he cried even harder and was overwhelmed by all the kindness and generosity that people showed him.
He went on to say that he fought in both Vietnam and the Korean war and that he had reached a point in his life where, despite his love for his country, he felt like he wasn’t getting any of the love back.
Lisa wrote: ‘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.’
She finished her Facebook post with: ‘today proved it. Thank you, Elmer, thank you Kroger and thank you God for the lesson and reminder I received today.’
If this heartwarming story has made you tear up or if it gave you butterflies, then pay it forward to a stranger today!