A heartwarming story of a lonely old man whose life had a complete changeover after meeting a remarkable young girl will no doubtingly pull anyone’s heartstrings in different directions. Dan, an 82-year-old widower has recently lost his dearest wife and is now living alone, drowning in his sorrows—waiting for his final days to come. He has lost interest in everything, aside from the thought of being reunited with his wife. After six depressing months, nothing has changed for him and he now even feels much worse than before.

One fateful afternoon, Dan went grocery shopping at his local grocery store called Publix. Still in his depressing bubble of grief, he doesn’t pay much attention to anything or anyone around him. As he reaches the end of the canned food aisle, he passed by a woman with her 4-year-old daughter inside the pushcart. The little girl then reaches for him and cheerfully called out saying, “Hey, older person, it’s my birthday today!”. Those few little words didn’t mean much, but for Dan, it was the beginning of something that he never knew he needed. A friendship.

After announcing that it was her special day, Nora, the little girl, asked for something no kid would normally ask from a stranger—she wanted a big hug from the old man. With that, Dan’s little bubble just popped, and with a jolly reply saying “Of, course!”, the two unlikely beings hugged away with the warmest of hugs. Sometimes, it takes a very unexpected but compelling friendship to heal a broken heart. This mysteriously rare yet amazing bond only shows that in this world full of pain and sorrow, there will always be a silver lining (at the end of the canned food aisle).

Watch the rare heartfelt friendship of Dan and Nora below and behold how this old man found a new purpose in his once miserable but now happy life.

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