Four-year-old shows amazing kindness to 89-year-old man

‘She wants him to feel loved.'

October 27 2016

Deciding to share the encounter on Facebook, Wood was contacted privately by a friend of Dan’s. She found out his wife, Mary, had died earlier this year and “had been lonely since his beloved had gone.”


Wood asked for Dan’s phone number and arranged to meet again.


“We made a visit to Mr. Dan’s cozy and tidy house — reminders of Mary still proudly displayed everywhere you look. He had gotten a haircut, shaved, and was wearing slacks and dress shoes.


“He looked ten years younger. He’d set out a child’s table, blank paper, and crayons out for Norah. He asked if she’d draw some pictures for him to display on his refrigerator. She happily agreed and went right to work.”


The pair now visits Dan once a week; even it’s only for 15 minutes.


After the visits, Dan revealed to Wood how much he appreciates his new friendship.


“He relayed that he hadn’t had an uninterrupted night’s sleep since his wife died. He told me that he has slept soundly every night since meeting my girl. “Norah has healed me,” Wood wrote.


“I’ve invited him to spend Thanksgiving with us. He’s part of our family now,” the mother finished.


“Whether he likes it or not, he’s been absorbed into my family of nine and just like Norah said, 'we’re gonna love him all up.'"