A group of friends dining in a restaurant in Oxford, Alabama noticed an older woman sitting alone, so they invited her to come eat with them.Jamario Howardand his buddies,JaMychol BakerandTae Knightwere having dinner at Brad’s when they spotted the woman,Eleanor, at a table by herself and went over to talk to her.
Eleanor told Howard that she lost her husband and the next day would have been their 60th wedding anniversary and after offering his condolences, the young man asked the widow to come join his friends for dinner. She agreed and they shared stories and got to know each other a little over the course of their meal. It was a simple gesture, but Howard says that meeting changed his outlook on life and how he looks at other people.
“The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people,” Howard says of his act of kindness. “You never know what people are going through.”