Man Spots An Elderly Veteran Dining Alone So Here’s What He Did About It
If there's one recurring tragedy in America it's the fact that our veterans sometimes get the short end of the stick. These men and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and yet they return home and struggle to find a place in society.
But some good Samaritans go a long way to help veterans whenever they see the chance. Such was the case at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.
The man who told this story goes by C. Sparks. He and his mother were waiting in line to get into the restaurant and they noticed a grizzled old veteran also patiently waiting outside of the restaurant for a table. The man wore an old Army coat with numerous patches and was greeting every patron with a smile and asking how they were.
Unfortunately, Sparks noted, very few patrons would even look at the rough-looking man let alone respond.
"That didn’t stop him from greeting every person who walked by," Sparks said.
When he and his mother were seated in the restaurant after their wait, Sparks was surprised to see that the veteran was seated next to him. What surprised him even more, however, was the fact that the man was sitting all alone.
However, the amazing waiter who came out to serve this veteran did what Sparks had hoped. Instead of brushing his stories and long comments aside, the waiter took the time to listen to the veteran's stories, even resting his elbows on the table and just listening to the man.
Sparks was so impressed by the waiter and the veteran that he and his mother called the manager over to his table. But when she asked to pay for the veteran's bill herself all the manager could do was smile.
"Ma’am, someone else already has," the manager replied.
Thank you Sparks and the other restaurant goers who recognized a veteran in need and reached out to help.
h/t: Mad World News