We sometimes forget about those who risked their lives for us and have become old and lonely now, feeling excluded from the very people they served to protect.
One teenager went to the grocery store with her mother to do the weekly shopping when they walked passed an older man. Her mom began small talk with the elderly man and they soon learned that he was a marine veteran stationed in Vietnam. He told them how he felt lonely and isolated ever since he got back and that he felt out of place.
They shared some hugs and kind words and it really hit home that there’s so many people like him out there who just need to be shown some love!