Not everyone has someone to spend their Mother's Day with.
At a Ruby Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while mothers were out to eat with their families, the staff noticed a woman eating by herself, so they took it upon themselves to make the day a little more special.
Without saying anything, staffers prepared a little gift basket from items they bought at a store next to the restaurant and worked with the manager to get her meal paid for. When they presented her with the gift she was completely blown away.
It turns out that it's been a rough few years for the woman. She was in a coma for 3 months following pneumonia, then her partner died, and now her only family is a son she hasn't spoken to in months and grandchildren who live out of town. "I had all this on me and these girls didn’t know anything about me, just that I was sitting by myself. For their kindness — what they did for me to take so much off of me, to lift me up, I just can’t believe what they did. People don’t do that," the woman said in an interview with TODAY.
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Barbara's Mother’s Day didn’t start out great. Her son, who she says hasn’t called her for some time, didn't call her. She said she was very down when she went to get lunch by herself, but that changed when the staff at Ruby Tuesday learned her story.>>>https://t.co/AKBXuR7q9t pic.twitter.com/mg4lSbCBvi— WTVM News Leader 9 (@WTVM) May 13, 2018