The world needs more people who are ready to make a beautiful gesture for someone unknown.
We can never realize that a small gesture on our part can mean something very big and important to the person next to us, so we should not shy away from offering help when we can.
Also, we will always feel better when we help someone or when we simply offer something without expecting anything in return, even if it is not about offering something material.
Joyce Rhinehart went to her nephew’s tennis training and then decided to go eat ice cream together.
After they finished the ice cream and were ready to leave, they saw another family eating ice cream together and they seemed to be feeling very well and enjoying their time.
Joyce felt a strange need to take a picture of that family, so she asked them if they are ok with that and they agreed.
Because she received the consent of that family, Joyce posted the picture on Facebook along with a nice description: “I took this picture and then I gave my phone to their daughter, I told her to send it to one of their phones.”
After a few days, Joyce received a message from a stranger, and after reading the message she was very emotional and could not believe it.
He received a message from the father of the family he had taken pictures of. He informed her that Joyce had taken their last photo together, and that his wife had passed just a few days after their visit to the ice cream shop.
For this reason, the man chose to express his gratitude to Joyce for the photo and for her kind act of snapping a photo of them together.
The woman had been sick for more than a year, Joyce later learned. Death never comes as a surprise, so we should treasure every moment we have, especially the ones we spend with those we love.
This incident also demonstrates the impact a modest gesture may have on people around us.
When Joyce learned what had happened, she was startled and felt terrible for the lovely family she had met, especially during such a trying time.
She eventually made the decision to write a social media post urging people to show kindness, especially if their gut tells them to, as it did for her.
This is the kind message she shared on social media: “It’s amazing that I gave them this gift that now means everything to them, just because I followed my instinct and intuition that day. My heart is heavy because it is with this cute family that I don’t even know. Never underestimate a beautiful gesture you make at random, apparently out of a whim of the moment. I’m in awe!