Restaurant Waiter Has Heartwarming Moment With World War II Veteran – ‘It Was A Touching Sight’
A restaurant server’s heartwarming moment with a 91 year-old World War II veteran is going viral this week, touching the hearts of internet users all over the world.
Lisa Meilander was recently eating with her family at Eat’n Park diner in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania when she saw an elderly man dining alone at a nearby booth. Lisa, who is a pre-school teacher, said that at first, her family “really didn’t see him come in,” but took notice when their waiter, Dylan Tetil, 24, got down on one knee to talk to the man “eye-to-eye.”
“The man apologized for not hearing too well. He had forgotten to put in his hearing aids,” she said. “He talked about how he lost his hearing during his time in the war. He was 91 years old with many stories to tell. Dylan patiently listened giving him his full attention.”
The veteran told Dylan that he is “alone now” and doesn’t “often have someone to talk to.”
“Dylan smiled and said he enjoyed listening,” Lisa recounted on Facebook.
Dylan proceeded to help the man order, but when he left to put the order in, the veteran asked him to come back.
“I could tell as soon as I went up to him that he was eager to talk,” Dylan said. “I brought him out his water, and he was like, ‘Please come back,’ and I said, ‘You know I will.’”
Lisa was so moved by what she saw that she wanted to offer to pay for the man’s dinner, but someone else in the restaurant had already taken care of it.
“I guess we weren’t the only ones eavesdropping on the conversation,” she wrote.
Lisa added that their conversation continued when Dylan delivered the veteran’s food and then asked to sit with him on his break.
“As we left the restaurant the two of them were conversing and many people seated nearby were smiling. It was a touching sight,” she wrote.
Lisa later said that she was shocked when this moment went viral.
“I am totally blown away by the response to this post!” she said. “I am glad it has touched so many and hope that much good comes as a result of it. My expectation was that people in the local area would be encouraged by this young man’s compassion. Never did I expect it to catch fire and spread like it did.”
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