Most of us have experienced having friends. Even though some of the friendships we have had did not turn out the way we wanted, we can’t deny that these friendships still made us happy once in our life.Of course, some friendships will always remain special in our hearts no matter what.
A young girl has already experienced this at the age of four.Everything happened unexpectedly in the most unexpected place – at the grocery store. The 4-year-old kid Norah was celebrating her birthday at that time.And when they were buying cupcakes for her siblings, they saw an old man with his shopping cart.
Norah happily approached the man by saying hi to him and even called him “old person”.
Norah’s mom, Tara shared the whole story on social media and it immediately went viral. A lot of people loved it as it was not just a simple encounter.
It was a touching one and it was also the start of a special friendship.
When Norah told the man that it was her birthday, the man happily talked to her. He introduced himself and told them that his name is Dan. He also greeted Norah with a happy birthday.
After that, they already parted but Norah had a special request.
She wanted a photo with her new friend. Tara unhesitatingly granted her request and she talked to Dan about it.
Tara described Dan’s priceless reaction when he heard about Norah’s request. He was surprised and delighted at the same time. And of course, he didn’t say no.
The two immediately had this instant connection and they were having a great time talking to each other.
Tara shared something that made her emotional.
She wrote via Today Parenting Team:
“After a few minutes, I thanked Mr. Dan for taking the time to spend a bit of his day with us. He teared up and said, ‘No, thank YOU. This has been the best day I’ve had in a long time. You’ve made me so happy, Miss Norah’.”
It didn’t end there.
Tara, Norah, and her little sister had been visiting Dan frequently. The old man loved spending time with them.
Thankfully, Tara has been sharing their heartwarming photos. She also shared a video where Norah and Dan were having a heartfelt conversation which you can watch down below!
Dan was already part of the family.
He was very close not only with Norah but also with Tara and her other daughter. They celebrated Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions together.
It’s such a genuine and precious friendship.
Although they are not biologically related, Norah has loved Dan like her own grandfather. In fact, Tara previously shared a photo of Norah sleeping while hugging a picture of her with Dan.
The photo also went viral and touched many people. The adorable kid indeed made Dan’s remaining days worth living.
Dan’s life was lonely after losing his wife. But that changed when he met this cheerful and sweet girl.
Tara shared how Dan told her that Norah “has healed” him.
Her sweet smiles and cheerful greetings brought so much happiness to Dan. Sadly, he passed away last year. The saddening news was shared by Tara on Facebook.
Although Dan is no longer physically present, the sweet and priceless moments that he had shared with Norah would never be forgotten.
For sure, Norah would always treasure the friendship that they had.