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Kfamr
02-24-2006, 05:59 PM
Today at work one of our regulars came through the drive-thru. He was on the verge of crying, we could tell. My co-worker asked him if everything was okay and then he told us what was bothering him.

He's an older gentleman - I'd say in his early 60's. His girlfriend died a few days ago. If that's not heartbreaking as it is, he was on the phone with her while it happened. He was watching her grandson and as he just finished saying "Grandma's on the phone, she wants to talk to you..." she had a heart attack and fell to the ground.

Imagine having to explain that to her grandson.
My co-worker asked if she could say a prayer for him, and she did before he pulled away. Although I do not follow religion I bowed my head in respect. He had tears in his eyes as he left.

Afterwards my co-worker and I were in a complete daze. We just couldn't get ourselves together.

Life is precious and please do not take it for granted, far far too precious.

gemini9961
02-24-2006, 06:07 PM
You are right Kay. We often forget our life and our loved one's lives can be taken away from us so suddenly.

k9krazee
02-24-2006, 06:13 PM
How very sad :(

Alysser
02-24-2006, 06:31 PM
How sad! I hope he feels better soon:(Poor guy!

Jadapit
02-24-2006, 06:33 PM
Omg, that is heartbreaking. :( You are so right life is so very precious, I do take it for granted sometimes I need to quit doing that.

Pawsitive Thinking
02-24-2006, 07:03 PM
A lesson for us all - but all credit to you guys for taking the time to talk to him xx

Husky_mom
02-24-2006, 07:07 PM
such a sad story, but it really can happen to anyone, we should consider more the gift of life we were given and enjoy it at its fullest every day.........

luvofallhorses
02-24-2006, 09:55 PM
that's so sad. :(

sammy101
02-25-2006, 12:25 AM
thats terrible :( Poor guy.

*LabLoverKEB*
02-27-2006, 06:52 PM
That's so horrible... I don't even know what to say... I'm sorry that this happened. I will say a pray for that gentlemen... :( :(

Maya & Inka's mommy
02-28-2006, 10:10 AM
So sad.... poor man (and grandson!) :(

ramanth
02-28-2006, 12:12 PM
So very heartbreaking. :( :( At least you were there to comfort him if only for a moment.

countrycowgirl
02-28-2006, 04:22 PM
:( that is so sad :( .....I agree with you Kay Life is Very Precious!...But sometimes it is the time that we have in our life and the time that we share with others in theirs that is more precious