I love this story, and this local story went viral on social media. 80-year-old Eleanor Baker is a widow who lives alone with her dog. She decided to go to Brad’s Bar-B-Que to have a meal, but she sat alone. At the same time Eleanor was eating, three men walked into Brad’s for a meal as well. One of the men is Jamario Howard, and she asked Eleanor if he and his friends could join her at her booth. What happened next went viral on social media. Jamario wrote:
So tonight JaMychol Baker Tae Knight and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us sitting there a while waiting on our food i noticed an elderly woman sitting alone. My exact thoughts was “dang I’d hate to have to eat alone”. So after thinking about it a minute i walked over to her and asked if i could sit with her. She said yes and we talked for a minute and after a while of talking she told me she lost her husband and that tomorrow 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. 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! And people i can’t stress this enough. GO SEE YOUR MOM AND YOUR GRANDPARENTS. They miss you!!
There is a great life lesson in this. You can learn a lot of things by just simply talking to other people. Talk to someone who is sitting alone, or talk to someone who needs some support. Instead of hating on someone else, talk nicely to other people. Everyone has a great story they love to tell! And yes, go see your mom and other family!
CBS Evening News covered this story and talked to Eleanor, Jamario, and his friends. This report is from Steve Hartman.