Note: we are republishing this story, which originally made the news in August 2015, in light of recent reports that suggest more and more people all across the country are experiencing random acts of kindness even amid the challenges of the pandemic.
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.
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.
Sources: 6 ABC