It can be quite a touching moment to witness or receive a random act of kindness, and that was how a woman felt when she saw two brothers helping an elderly man at a baseball game. However, what left the woman in tears were six words that the man’s wife said to her.
On Oct. 9, Chicago Cubs fan Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche was at the NLDS game with her husband, John, when she witnessed a moving scene that led her to post what she saw on her Facebook profile. She wrote, “Even though the Cubs win was just awesome, this story tops a win anytime in my book….
“An older couple sat next to John and I in the bleachers. They have season tickets up behind the plate but after conversation found out that this is where their playoff tickets were. Anyone who has sat in the bleachers knows that even on a good day, the bleachers can be tough to navigate.”
Lauren and her husband started chatting with the two brothers sitting in front of them and later saw how their new friends helped the elderly couple.
Recalling the situation, she wrote, “They noticed right away that the older gentleman was having a tough time and had helped him down the stairs to sit in their seats … During the game they would help the older gentleman stand when the crowd stood and the one guy stayed seated at times so this gentleman could see the game.”
However, the brothers are not the only ones who caught Lauren’s attention, as she also noticed how loving the elderly couple was.
“During the game, this older couple held hands, he patted her knee and she helped him stand when there were exciting plays,” she wrote.
But what surprised Lauren the most was when, during the third inning, the elderly woman leaned over and whispered to her, “He’s going thru [sic] chemo right now. We have done about everything else we can do and this is the last step.”
Those words left Lauren in tears. She was further moved when the elderly man said to his wife, “I just love this!”
The brothers did not forget to help the couple after the game, and she was so touched that she gave “both of those guys big hugs and thanked them for their generosity!”
She wrote, “With all the crap going on in the world, I felt this was a story I had to tell.”
Photo credit: Facebook | Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche.