You never know when a nice gesture you make to a stranger without thinking too much can become incredibly powerful without you realizing it.
Joyce Rhinehart took her nephew for ice cream after his tennis training, and while they were leaving, they saw a nice family enjoying ice cream together. Suddenly, the woman felt a strange need to take a picture of them, she asked them and they agreed.
Here is what Joyce said in her Facebook post: “I took this picture and then I gave my phone to their daughter, I told her to send it to one of their phones.”
A few days after this short and nice meeting with the family, Joyce was surprised to receive a message on the phone from an unknown number. He checked the message and felt shivers down his spine as he read it.
The message was this: “Dear lady, you took a picture of us in front of an ice cream shop on June 8th.
My wife died yesterday and this is the last photo we have with the whole family together.
Please accept my deepest gratitude for your kind gesture. For me, it means everything. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”.
After this message, which simply shook her, Joyce kept in touch with her father and found out that the woman had been ill for a year.
Joyce, in her post, wrote: “Never underestimate a beautiful gesture you make at random, apparently out of a whim of the moment, my heart is now heavy because it is with this cute family that I don’t even know, it’s incredible that I gave them this gift that now means everything to them, just because I listened to my instinct and intuition that day. I am amazed!”