Life is full of awkward moments. You might accidentally bump into someone, knocking them over or spill something on them. That’s temporary. The worst is when you accidentally dredge up a bad memory for them. “How’s your mom?” “She died three years ago.” Times like that just make you want to climb into a hole and stay there a minimum of 10 years. But sometimes kindness can help smooth that over, like this video shows.
Shaun and Debbie were parents of a newborn child and they brought her to their local diner, where Kayla, a waitress, saw them. They were over the moon and they shared a bunch of photos of their baby, Glory. Then several weeks went by and there was no sign of them. Perhaps being parents consumed their time. Then one day, just the two of them returned to the diner and Kayla was their server again.
Kayla, possessing the knack for remembering faces, came up to Shaun and Debbie. She remembered that they’d brought a baby last time. She asked about Glory. There was an uncomfortable silence – they had laid her down for a nap and she never woke up. Chances are, it was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) but nothing official. Feeling horrible for them, Kayla and the staff decided to foot their bill. Debbie was so moved, she posted the check on social media and it took off.
There’s always that little tickle in the back of my mind whenever I run into someone I haven’t seen in a while: Am I going to accidentally cause pain by asking about someone who died in their lives, news that I had never heard about? Then there’s going to be that air of awkwardness when you find out the sad news. Fortunately, Kayla and the staff had the grace to be able to help Shaun and Debbie in their time of sadness.
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