A group of young men out for a bite to eat last week didn't expect that their trip to the barbecue restaurant in Alabama would go viral, but the internet did not miss their act of kindness for an elderly woman who was sitting alone at the restaurant.
In a post on Facebook Jamario Howard wrote that he and his friends were waiting for some food at the restaurant when they spotted the woman named Eleanor dining alone. Howard wrote that after seeing the woman, his first thought was "dang, I'd hate to have to eat alone."
So, the young man decided to get up and go over to the woman's table where he introduced himself and asked if they could sit down with her. The woman said yes and introduced herself as Eleanor. The group talked for a while and Howard learned the woman had lost her husband and that day would have been their 60th anniversary.
"I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do," Howard wrote.
He shared a photo of their heartwarming encounter on his Facebook page where the image quickly went viral with more than 44,000 shares.
The four spent the night talking about "everyday life, sharing stuff about each other" all while feasting on some BBQ and fish.
"The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through," Howard wrote. "This woman changed my outlook on life and how i look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge! And people i can’t stress this enough. GO SEE YOUR MOM AND YOUR GRANDPARENTS. They miss you!!"