Unfortunately, we all too often forget our elderly and they are sometimes forced to spend their days in solitude, whether in their houses or nursing homes. Here’s one son that goes against the tide. In this story, the son brings his old father out for a bite at a restaurant, and others are apparently shocked that the old man eats in a rather messy way, being too weak to properly hold his utensils. Naturally the old frail man’s table manners aren’t up to par – but clearly the guests in this restaurant have little to envy with theirs. They snort and mock the old man. Meanwhile, his son patiently helps him through his meal, while a waiter watches carefully as the scene unfolds…
A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner.
Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers.
Others 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 wash room, 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, not 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.
Share this important lesson with all your loved ones. Let’s remind everyone of the value of our elders.
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