Random act of kindness

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Veterans of Foreign Wars dinner with my grandpa and parents. This organization always puts on tasty meals, and it’s a good opportunity for older members to see one another.

My grandfather, who served in Guam in World War II, hadn’t been to this event in a couple of years. He was really glad we brought him (he can’t drive). As far as I was concerned, I was the one benefiting from the delicious food. I ended up sitting next to a woman who had taken her elderly father-in-law to the event. I was impressed because her husband had died 15 years ago, yet she was still maintaining a relationship with his father.

When I asked her about it, she said something like “This is what you do for family.” Later on she mentioned how his other children live in other parts of the country. She said she doesn’t live too far, and has a fair amount of free time. So it makes sense for her to help out. Then she added “I’m doing this for my husband and my mother-in-law (who has also passed away).”

I thought this was pretty touching, and wanted to share.

Photo credit: www.flickr.com/photos/mbgrigby/3079356207

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