91-Year-Old Diner Had No One To Talk To, So His Server Sat And Ate With Him

91-Year-Old Diner Had No One To Talk To, So His Server Sat And Ate With Him

August 23, 2019

Lisa Meilander of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, was eating dinner with her family at Eat'n Park restaurant when a 91-year-old World War II veteran sat down to eat his meal alone.

But he didn't eat alone.

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Credit: Lisa Meilander / Facebook

Lisa shared what happened next in a Facebook post.

"The elderly gentleman was seated in the booth directly across from my family as we ate dinner Saturday night at Eat'n Park in Belle Vernon. We really didn't see him come in. But we did notice when our server, Dylan, dropped to one knee to look him eye-to-eye as he got ready to take his order.

The man apologized for not hearing too well. He had forgotten to put in his hearing aids. He talked about how he lost his hearing during his time in the war. He was 91 years old with many stories to tell. Dylan patiently listened giving him his full attention.

Eventually the man apologized for talking so much.

'I'm alone now,' he said, 'and I don't often have someone to talk to.'

Dylan smiled and said he enjoyed listening.

He then helped him figure out what to order and left to take it to the kitchen. It was a touching site. I wanted offer to pay for the man's dinner, but before I could flag down Dylan, a man seated at a nearby booth asked Dylan to bring him his check.

'Someone's already taken care of it,' Dylan smiled. I guess we weren't the only ones eavesdropping on the conversation.

After the man received his food Dylan came back to say he was on a break. He asked if he could sit with the gentleman as he ate. As we left the restaurant the two of them were conversing and many people seated nearby were smiling. It was a touching sight.

With all of the negative stories about our youth today this was a breath of fresh air. I wonder if I would have been as kind and attentive if I were the one working there. One thing's for sure, if you are ever at Eat'n Park in Belle Vernon, ask for Dylan. If he's your waiter you're certain to get great service."

server dines with lonely old man
Credit: Lisa Meilander / Facebook

El Paso Widower Has Vehicle Stolen, Local Dealership Gifts Him New SUV

El Paso Widower Has Vehicle Stolen, Local Dealership Gifts Him New SUV

August 23, 2019

A man who lost his wife in the El Paso shooting had his SUV stolen and wrecked after her funeral.

After hearing about his ordeal, a local car dealership gifted him a brand new car.

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Casa Ford Lincoln

Antonio Basco, 61, made headlines after issuing a public invitation to his wife Margie's funeral, saying he felt alone as the couple didn't have any nearby relatives. Over 3,000 people turned out for her services and over a thousand flower arrangements were sent for the funeral.

The following weekend, Basco's vehicle was stolen and wrecked. In addition to the car destruction, the thief also stole a pressure washing machine from Basco's trailer that he used for his mobile car washing business.

Casa Ford Lincoln, a dealership in El Paso, posted on its Facebook page that it was looking for ways to help Basco.

The dealership eventually gave Basco a brand new Ford Escape and a trailer.

"The Love of God has no borders," the dealership wrote on Facebook.

CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported that an anonymous donor bought Basco a new pressure washer for his business.