Lonely Widow At The Bus Stop Makes A New Friend
It’s undoubtedly divine intervention that brought Gemma and Edna together. Roughly 63 years separate the two in age, but what’s age among friends anyways? The kind-hearted young lady ran into the lonely widow at the bus stop, and in no time, the two were pals!
Gemma (28) is from Australia originally. But the young woman has been moving around, seeing the world for roughly the past year.
As a world traveler, she’s used to meeting all kinds of people. But Edna has to be one of her favorites!
Gemma was living and working in Cornwall in the UK. On her way home from work, she bumped into 91-year-old Edna at the bus stop. The two struck up a conversation, and what Edna shared hit Gemma right in the heart!
Making New Friends
As the two waited for the bus, Edna informed Gemma that she wasn’t headed anywhere in particular. The elderly woman was just sort of wandering about in town in order to have something to do. Since losing her husband of 55 years, she was lonely and just wanted to get out of the house.
“It broke my heart thinking of this cute little old lady all alone with no one to talk to,” Gemma said. “So I asked for her number so I could come visit her for a cup of tea.”
True to her word, Gemma showed up for tea. She even showed Edna how to take her very first selfie!
The photo of the unlikely friends went up on Facebook, and in no time was picked up by Love What Matters. From there, the precious pair went viral!
“That’s so nice. This young lady was raised right. Bless and her, her family and her new mate. I so love reading stories like this,” one woman wrote on Facebook.
“Well done Gemma. Young people today get little respect but you have shown such compassion for this lady and I am sure a ray of sunshine into her lonely life,” wrote another.
What started as a chance encounter turned into a friendship that’s touched thousands of hearts. It just goes to show how far a little bit of kindness can go!
“Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'” 1 Peter 5:5
h/t: Daily Mail