Get the tissues ready guys, this one's going to be a killer.
A 7-year-old boy from Jackson, Tennessee makes sure he visits his seventy-eight-year-old neighbor up to 5 times a day just to check up on her and "make sure she wakes up from all of her naps."
Talking to Love What Matters, a platform that shares heartwarming stories, Darrien Middleton wanted to let people know the importance of small acts of kindness as they can have a massive impact on lives.
Darrien's grandmother, Wilma, had been battling cancer for years prior to her tragic death in August 2019. She was initially diagnosed with lung cancer and just a year later, breast cancer. After undergoing multiple surgeries, thankfully, she managed to beat it both times, but it was a long and stressful battle.
"For years, I have been trying to get her to move in with me so I can keep a better eye on her health. Unfortunately, she is just as stubborn as I am and has refused that offer many times," Darrien wrote. "The main reason, she has lived in her house for 38 years this Thanksgiving and it is the one thing that has remained constant. She loves her home, her independence, her yard, and especially her neighbors. Every morning around 6 am, she wakes up, makes a cup of coffee, and goes directly to her porch."
She continued, outlining how her work affects how much she can visit her grandmother so her neighbors to their best to check up on the seventy-eight-year-old.
"They are honestly what keeps Nana going. I can't go over to her home without someone at some point yelling 'Hey Ms. Wilma, How ya doing?' She knows everyone by name and they know and love her just as much as I do."
But there's one neighbor, in particular, that stands out amongst the rest, 7-year-old Caleb.
"The first time Nama and Caleb ever interacted was over an extra plate of food Nana had made and given to him. You would have thought Nana had given him a $100 bill. He was so grateful and thankful for a steak dinner," Darrien explained. "Caleb has recently moved in with his grandmother and his dad, along with his two other brothers. Prior to this, he was over there almost every day, and just like his grandmother, has visited and checked on Nana frequently."
She continued: "My nana is so attached to him and the bond they have is incredible. He doesn't come from much, but you can tell he has been raised on love. He will bust out a dance move in a heartbeat, will go on and on about how much he loves school, and make you laugh until you cry."
Darrien went on to say how thankful she was for the little boy with a big heart.
"Although all we hear about in the world today is hate and pain, know that in the small town of Jackson, Tennessee, sitting on the porch, Caleb and Nana chose love. Age doesn't matter, gender doesn't matter, race doesn't matter, they chose to love each other despite what everyone else is doing around them," she added.
I'm not crying, you are...