Man shares on social media the 'priceless' conversation he had with elderly man

Rebelander Basilan
May 19, 2018
03:54 A.M.

The old man converses with notes because he can’t hear or speak well.


On July 29, 2017, Farris Leonard took to Facebook to share his heart-warming experience at Lane’s Ferry Grill.

The North Carolina man said he went to the local restaurant to eat lunch. He said the eatery has great staffs with delicious foods and that he wanted a real bacon cheeseburger.

Though the place was crowded, Farris found a chair with one empty seat across from him.

While waiting for his food, he later noticed an elderly man, who pointed to the empty seat and motioned if he could sit down there.

Farris told him to have a seat and the old man started filling out his order sheet.


One of the staffs approached Farris to let him know that the elderly man communicates with notes because he couldn't hear or speak well.

When the staff asked if the old man could sit there, he responded that they had already worked that out.

"As we sat and passed notes, we filled up both sides of his paper, I only wondered the things he had seen. Well he met JFK, in the '40s he went to Arizona and it was 120 degrees. Yes we wrote about the weather. What a great lunch," Farris wrote.

He said that although his story may seem insignificant, it was very significant to him.

"As I sat there I wondered if and hoped that I was making a better day for this 93 year young gentleman," he added.

Before Farris left the eatery, he took the time to write the elderly man one final note.

It said: “Sir I want to thank you for sharing lunch with me. I must go now but I want you to know that you made my day a better day. Take care of yourself.”

The elderly man smiled as he read the note. He then embraced his heart and gave Farris a real handshake. Then they hugged and took a picture together.

"This story is not about what I did but about what we all can do. With a little time, alot of compassion and not being about "me" and "I'" so much, we could help make and be in a better place. Passing notes with this gentleman was priceless," Farris concluded.

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