She Heard A Woman Ask For A Table For One. What She Did Next Is Wonderful

August 11, 2015

With people constantly on their smartphones, many fear that the human connection will soon be lost. That's why this story is so inspiring.

Brook Ochoa of Louise, Texas, was walking into a restaurant for lunch and held the door open for the woman behind her. When she heard the woman request a "table for one," she asked the stranger if she would like to dine together.

The woman was "ecstatic" and their resulting meal together was the beginning of an unexpected friendship.

woman sits with another woman who was going to dine alone
Delores / Brooke Ochoa / Facebook

Brooke posted on Facebook about their conversation, where she learned that the woman, Delores, had been through some hard times.

"Today I Went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and I saw this elder lady coming from afar so I waited to hold the door for her, she was very thankful and sweet. She then told the waitress, "table for one", so I waited and hesitated but then I walked over and said, "I'm eating by myself too would you like to have lunch together?" She was ecstatic! Come to find out she spent the last decade living with her mom who recently passed away and her aunt who recently was put into a nursing home, so she has been having a hard time being alone. We had a wonderful talk, and she just kept smiling and saying thank you for listening to me, which made me smile too! Her words healed my heart just as much as I healed her lonely one. By far the best decision I've made all year!!! Her name is Delores, and we will be having lunch every Thursday from now on."

Her wonderful act of kindness struck a chord with many, receiving more than 2 million likes and more than 270,000 shares.

Brooke added, "... all I wanted was to make a difference in one persons life... to be kind, to do better, to see that being there for someone else can fill your heart with just as much happiness too. It was never a boast, just a post that i thought would make others take a step back, make a change and smile. [I'm] glad that is exactly what happened."

(h/t) IJReview.com

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