Man Shares Meal With Elderly Stranger After Teens Ignore Her And The Two Build An Amazing Friendship

Two strangers who shared a dinner at a McDonald’s in Indiana have captured the hearts of people all over the world.

On Nov. 8, Amanda Craft, a teacher from Nobesville, Indiana, was having lunch with coworkers when she noticed an elderly woman approaching a young man and asking if she might join his table.

“”She appeared lonely, so she approached Eric, dropped her purse on the table, and asked if she could sit and dine with him,” Craft said on “Good Morning America.”

‘Well, sure,’ he said as he shifted his food across.”

On the same day, Craft took a photo of the two sitting together and posted it on her Facebook page. The post quickly racked up hundreds of likes and shares from individuals moved by the touching moment.

Craft explained, “It struck a chord with everyone because you don’t see that.” “I believe that’s what people want to see: other people’s generosity.”

Eric Haralson, a 28-year-old father from Nobesville, Indiana, was identified as the man in the photo. After friends tagged him in the post’s comment area, Haralson discovered there was a viral photo of him.

The woman, who identified herself as Jan, asked if she could join him for breakfast immediately after she attempted to converse with a group of youngsters, Haralson told “GMA.”

Haralson noted, “One of the kids had a man bun, and she was quite captivated by it and questioned what prompted him come up with that haircut. They didn’t seem to like her…she said, ‘What?’ Did I manage to frighten them away? ‘I suppose you did,’ I said.”

After that, Haralson said he consented to let Jan sit at his table, and the two talked for 45 minutes before exchanging phone numbers.

“We talked a lot about how she goes to church every Sunday,” Haralson added. “We chatted about my girlfriend, my kids, and she said she didn’t have any kids or a significant other.”

He said, “I could tell she’s a firebrand. She will tell you how she feels and has no qualms about expressing herself.”

Haralson said he left Jan a voicemail this morning to inform her that their photo was receiving favorable publicity online.

“I’d like to communicate with her as much as possible.”

Haralson said he plans to invite her to breakfast again if she calls.

“I don’t know if she has anyone else in her life,” Haralson continued, “and I want to reach out to her as much as I can.”


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