The news is full of negative things, and lately, we’ve heard of so much death.
But all around us, there is life.
How about a wonderful story of celebration amid this punishing pandemic?
On Twitter, user Muhammad Lila shared a touching video.
According to the post, a 94-year-old woman was celebrating her birthday recently, but she wasn’t allowed any visitors at her retirement home due to the coronavirus.
Therefore, a nearby public utility worker took it upon himself to go to the fence on the edge of the garden where she sat…and offer her a song.
And incredibly, this guy could SING.
Enjoy the sweet serenade, courtesy of the powerful pipes and kind heart of a caring stranger:
A 94-year old was celebrating her birthday.
She was all alone, sitting in the garden of her retirement home, and couldn't take any visitors.
When a nearby public utility worker found out, he walked over to the fence.
Then he serenaded her with this.
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) April 14, 2020
That’s got to be the best rendition of “Happy Birthday” I’ve ever heard.
The birthday girl’s daughter told the man, “You made us very happy. And my 94-year-old mom is ecstatic.”
The man said he’s been singing for 19 years, and he makes a joyful noise every Sunday at Dade City, Florida’s pentecostal Glorious Cogic Church.
He also serves in a nursing home ministry.
As for his talent for tunes, he said, “God showed me this. He gave me the gift, so I use it.”
It certainly is a gift — or it was on that day. With his talent and concern, he gave the gift of love to an elderly woman in quarantine.
He has a simple policy, one we’d all do well to share:
“[A]ny time I can use the grace of God to make someone happy, that’s what we’re gonna do.”
I believe him.
Thank you to a Good Samaritan, who not only blessed a seasoned citizen sitting alone, but all who see and hear his beautiful act of kindness.
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