Too often we hear tragic stories which make us sad or see viral posts which incense thousands of readers. Today, a story of human compassion told through the lens of small acts of kindness between strangers inspires thousands that people are filled with good inside of them.
Tiffanie Miller, a resident of Millvile, New Jersey, was eating lunch with her family and friends at a boardwalk when she noticed a man in his 60’s feeding his elderly father, a Korean war veteran. “He’s feeding him, cleaning his mouth, and I need to go up to him and let him know it wasn’t going unnoticed,” Miller told The Daily Journal on Wednesday. “He said, ‘Thank you, this is what I need to hear to keep going.’ ”
The man told Miller that he had been his father’s caretaker for over a decade and that he really needed the kind words that Tiffanie told him. The kindness helped to keep going. “We went back to eating and he came up to me and said, ‘This is a way I pay a compliment with a compliment — it’s a way for me to say thank you,’ ” Miller said, explaining how the man handed her a note.
The man, whose name Miller never learned, gifted her with a simple folded napkin on which it read, ‘C.Y.H.’. He explained to her the acronym stood for the words, ‘Consider Yourself Hugged’ to which she stood from her table and gave him a real hug. After the hug, Miller thanked the man’s father for his service and returned to her table.
Miller was so touched by the experience she took her moment to social media and posted the encounter on the Facebook page of Love What Really Matters: https://www.facebook.com/lovewhatreallymatters/, on which users share inspirational positive stories.
Her post was shared hundreds of times and thousands have been touched by the kindness shared between strangers.
Miller’s 11-year old daughter, Brianna said “I thought, it’s nice to see things like this … with all of the things happening right now, there’s more good people than bad people out there, that’s what I believe. People need to feel that good inside of them.”
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