It was a lesson he waited his whole life to learn, and he’s so grateful he did.
“Today while I was on lunch I decided to go shopping to get my Mom a Valentine’s gift card or a little present.. That’s when I bumped into this Wonderful Oumie.. He Greeted me and complimented me on my look and asked me where did I buy my bowtie cause he is currently looking for a black bowtie to match his shirt for Valentine’s Day. He’s planning on taking his lovely wife for a Special Dinner for Valentine’s.
I was so touched that an 89-year-old gent wants to still look good for his wife. So i smiled while thinking to myself this might just be this Great Gentlemen’s Last Valentine’s. And I looked him in the eyes and said ‘I highly doubt it that you would find such a bowtie in this store.’ And I took off mine and said ‘Here sir you can gladly have mine.’
He looked at me with sad eyes and said, ‘You can’t do that, let me pay you for it.’
I said, ‘No Sir i want you too look Classic on Valentine’s, take it, it’s a blessing from me to you.’ He took it and started crying, I couldn’t help it but I also got emotional.. He looked me in the eyes and said ‘Son in 10 minutes with your kindness you have managed to give me a total different perspective of Black people; I wish I bumped into you earlier in my life. Thank you son I’m 89 and today you inspired me to be a better person and love my neighbor as i love myself.’
At the time i was tearing up seeing this Gentlemen Get so emotional.. So i said thank you sir, you inspired me more than you can imagine, because of you i believe in true love.. He hugged me and asked if we could take a picture he wants to show his wife where he got the bowtie from on Valentine’s Day.
I honestly Thank God for blessing me with such an Opportunity to bless others and also to be touched and inspired by such a wonderful and loving Soul..”
(This story was shared in a Facebook post by Love What Matters, courtesy of Karabo John Moa.)