OXFORD, Ala. — A beautiful gesture at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral.
A man named Jamario Howard posted on Facebook that he and two of his friends went to eat last week at the restaurant in Oxford when he noticed a woman sitting alone.
Howard wrote “My exact thoughts was ‘dang I’d hate to have to eat alone.’” That’s when he decided to do something about it.
Howard said he walked up to the woman and asked if he could sit with her. She said yes and, as they started talking, he learned she lost her husband and their 60th anniversary was the next day.
“I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do,” he wrote. “The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through. This woman changed my outlook on life and how i look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge!”
Howard ended his Facebook post with an important reminder for people to go see their moms and grandparents.
“They miss you!!” he said.
Howard’s Facebook post has been shared more than 30,000 times and has thousands of comments from people who love what he did.
One person wrote “Faith in humanity restored.” Another said “Your mommas should be proud of the young men they have raised!”