Brooke Ochoa of Texas asked one question to change her own life and that of a strangers. After holding a restaurant door open for an elderly woman, she overheard the woman request a table for one. Brooke hesitated, but walked over to the woman and asked,
Im eating by myself too. Would you like to have lunch together?
Her action paid off. She was ecstatic! Brooke said. She learned the sweet woman, Delores, had recently lost her mom after living with her for the past decade, and had also lost her aunt whod been living in a nursing home. She was understandably having a difficult time.
We had a wonderful talk, and she just kept smiling and saying thank you for listening to me, which made me smile too! Brooke wrote. Her words healed my heart just as much as I healed her lonely one. By far the best decision Ive made all year!!!
Brooke announced the start of an inspiring new friendship that is sure to change each womans life for the better:
Her name is Delores, and we will be having lunch every Thursday from now on.