Granny Waves from Hospital Window to a Group of Ironworkers. Their Reply Made my Day!
A few weeks ago, the exchange between an 88-year-old hospital patient and an ironworker left strangers stunned.
Gloria Porter from Pennsylvania, spent a week at Excela Frick Hospital. She was passing the time in her third-floor room by watching steel and ironworkers construct the new front entrance of the hospital.
On a cold, snowy day, Gloria was a bit concerned about the safety of the workers. But it was ironworker Jeff Reick who was concerned for the woman he had been watching.
“This one guy looked over at us and waved, so we waved back,” Gloria said. “I looked down on the beam and he had written, ‘Get well.’”
Gloria was stunned at the thoughtfulness of the simple message. She had been looking out for the workers, but little did she know that they had been thinking about her, too.
“I saw the lady at the window looking out. I thought it would be a kind gesture just to tell her to get well,” Jeff said. “I just tried to make someone feel a little better.”
However, it was Gloria’s response that really hit Jeff hard. The message was simple, but it was as though she had chosen exactly the right words. She scribbled on a piece of paper “Stay Safe.”
It was exactly what the workers needed to hear on that dangerous day. Jeff shared the story on Facebook and it sparked even more kindness.