On Thursday morning 28-year-old Eric Haralson went to a local McDonald's to have breakfast by himself. He was soon approached by an elderly woman named Jan, who asked if she could join him. He agreed and the two strangers spend 45 minutes eating together and enjoying each other's company.
Amanda Craft, a local teacher, was sitting nearby and overheard the conversation. She snapped a photo of the two new friends and posted it to her social media where it went viral.
Haralson told Today about Jan asking if she could eat with him:
"My reply was 'of course' because that's just who I am. So she grabbed her food, I pushed her chair out for her and introduced myself. She mentioned many times how we all should love one another, and how we should not judge anyone because you never know how their day is going and what they've been through."
Craft captioned her post"
"Shout out to this guy! This elderly lady (seemed to be a little lonely) came up to him and asked if she could sit with him. My friends and I watched him introduce himself and shake her hand. They talked and laughed together like they were friends. They didn't know each other, and they couldn't be more different. But today they shared a meal together and it touched our hearts."
People fell in love with this sweet pair.
The two exchanged numbers so maybe this will become a weekly thing. We hope!