A Texas woman went viral online after she posted about her experience on social media
Brooke Ochoa, a resident of Louise, Texas, posted on Facebook that she’d gone for lunch at a restaurant and held open the door for another woman.
Both were alone, so Brooke asked the woman if she could dine with her. So they sat together, chatting and eating. Brooke learned about the woman’s difficult time – her mother had recently passed away and her aunt was moved into a nursing home.
In her words:
Today I Went to eat at a restaurant for lunch and 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 See less
As they kept talking, they decided to start having lunch together every Thursday. Brooke’s post about her new friend has since garnered over 1.7 million likes, 225,000 shares and more than 100,000 comments.