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22-Year-Old Cashier Asks Lonely Widow On A Date, When He Shows Up She Starts Crying


Heart warming story about what happens when you take the time to care about the people in the world around you.

Sometimes the simplest forms of kindness can have a huge impact on the recipent. This story is an example of all the good that comes from having empathy and showing compassion. If everyone in the world took the time to care about the people around them the world be be a better place.

Via AWM:

When 86-year-old Edwin Holmes was invited to dinner by 22-year-old Ellie Walker, he refused to pass up the opportunity to put on his Sunday best. Because the young Sainsbury’s worker heard that the elderly widower spends most of his days alone, she offered to spend some times with him to break apart the drudgery of his life.

But little did the 22-year-old woman expect, but Holmes jumped at the opportunity to eat dinner with a pretty young lady. He wore his best suit and even brought flowers.

But Walker was surprised to see the man so well dressed and with flowers! She was reduced to tears because she realized that her tiny act of kindness meant a lot to this elderly gentleman.

Ellie told The Sun: “He said it was his first ‘date’ in 55 years and he was as nervous as a schoolboy.”

“It made me cry because I could see how much it meant to him. For me it’s the most important part of my job to speak with customers and see how their day is going.”

“He is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite customer. He is the cutest man and so chatty. I thought if it was my granddad and he was alone I would want someone to talk to him. I see him regularly now and we meet for coffee. It’s nice to be able to chat with him.”

Edwin is a retired painter and home decorator. He was floored when Ellie invited him on the dinner date and loves that they have a friendship now.

“The dinner made me very happy as it was unexpected and I had very pleasant company.”

Holmes lives in sheltered housing close to the grocery store and lost his wife in 2006 after 45-years of marriage.

He has no family in the country, because his daughter and grandchildren live in Australia.

At the young age of 22 Ellie Walker understands the importance and impact her small act of kindness had on a lonely widow.

God Bless her for following the example Jesus set before her.

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