A customer in a Boston restaurant overheard a mother and daughter at a nearby table receive a sad phone call. The daughter had just been given a bad diagnosis, and they were visibly upset by the terrible news. Wanting to do something for them, the man called over his waiter and gave him a note informing him that the table nearby had just received bad news, and to bring their check to him. The man paid their bill and left. The waiter then informed them about what the man had done. They were so appreciative of this random act of kindness that the mother cried even harder.
There are a lot of heartbreaking situations that affect a great number of people. We can’t alleviate all the suffering, but, sometimes we can do something to help just one person.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”—Galatians 6:2.