This story struck a chord in me. When my dad was still able to be out and about I took him to a restaurant for a meal. He was struggling at the time with the concept of silverware and “proper” table manners. I wish I could have received the same reaction as the son in this story.
I found this short heartwarming story on Shareably.com. I decided to pass it on here, thanks for the read!
A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner.
The father being very old and weak, dropped his food on his shirt and trousers. Other diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm.
After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the washroom, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, to able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.
The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.
At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”
The son replied, “No sir, I haven’t.”
The old man retorted, “Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father.”
The restaurant went silent.
To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. Share this if you agree.