God was truly at work when it comes to the timing of this story of how three men asked an elderly woman who was sitting alone to join them for dinner. He truly knows just what we need at exactly the right time.
It was a regular night for Jamario Howard and his friends Jamychol and Tae. They were about to enjoy some good barbecue at a local restaurant in Oxford, Alabama when Jamario took notice of an elderly woman sitting at a table by herself.
"My first thought was ‘dang I'd hate to have to eat alone,’" he recalled.
Since Jamario knew he’d want company if he was eating alone, he went over to her table and asked if he could join her. Her name was Eleanor and she was happy to have someone to sit with.
After talking for a bit, Jamario learned that Eleanor had recently lost her husband and they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage that next day.
Man Asks Widower To Join Him For Dinner
"I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us," Jamario said. "She was excited to do so."
The group enjoyed a nice dinner together, talking about life and getting to know one another. Jamario even shared a photo to Facebook of the heartwarming moment and it went viral. In his post, he shares a great reminder for us all.
"The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through."
Jamario also encouraged folks to reach out to the important people in their lives, saying, “Go see your mom and your grandparents. They miss you!!"
How amazing to see that God sent Eleanor this group of kind men to keep her company when her heart was grieving. And like Jamario said, you never know what hardships people are going through, so share God's love with all that you meet!
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Jamario Howard
h/t: KTLA 5 News