Jerina Edwards has been fighting an uphill battle with cancer, losing her hair, and was facing the loss of a breast as well. But the family wasn’t mourning, and had gone out after church to eat together, celebrating life and being thankful for their time together. You see, Jerina had fought long and hard, and after all of her sacrifices, she would live.
My parents will still have their daughter, my husband will still have his wife, my children will still have their mother.” She wrote.
And the people around them could see it.
Right as we were getting ready to ask for our ticket the waitress brought us this. More than anything, having cancer has shown me that there are a lot of good people in this world and that I am grateful my own family won’t be leaving notes like this for others.”
The note reads:
I lost my wife to cancer 5 years ago. I know how tough it can be going through this. Your meal is on me. Merry Christmas.”
The sweet gesture meant a lot to the family, and it is meaning more and more as people share the story. Keeping hope alive is so important, and if even just purchasing the meal for a stranger could help, the anonymous diner was happy to do it.
Have you ever paid for a stranger’s meal before?
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