It was just a normal day.
But Danny Wakefield never would have imagined that a complete stranger would find solace in his simple gesture.
As Wakefield explains on his Facebook post, he decided to go on a walk with a sunflower in his hand. Rather than throwing it away, Wakefield wanted to make use out of this $5 sunflower. He thought that he could just give it to a stranger that he meets on the road – and why not? Such kind gesture would cheer anyone up!
And this turned out to be a fantastic idea.
As Wakefield was walking to a local coffee shop, he found the perfect stranger for his plan.
A woman was sitting by herself, with tears streaming down her face.
He probably expected a thank you, or something similar to that. Her response, however, was definitely more enthusiastic than that.
When the crying woman saw the flower, she threw her arms around him – as if he was the one she once loved. Then, she told this amazing story that will blow your mind.
It turned out that her fiancé passed away the week before, shortly before their wedding. But the most surprising part about her story was that her fiancé used to give her sunflowers. Every time they went on a date, her fiancé would give her sunflowers instead of any other flowers – telling her that she was the sunlight to his life.
Just imagine how she would’ve felt when someone suddenly gave her a sunflower when she was thinking about her fiancé!
Wakefield was, of course, shocked when he heard her story.
As he writes on his post, “I’m shaken, awaken, and feeling raw.
You never know how much a simple gesture of giving someone a $5 flower will change their life, as well as yours.Life is about giving and being of service to others. I challenge you all to find a way to make someone else’s life just a little bit brighter today and be of service.
You never know the impact you could have.”
In addition, Wakefield also suggested the readers to be a part of the #sunflowerchallenge.
If you were also moved by this story, why don’t you get out and give a sunflower to someone you don’t know?
Please SHARE this post with your friends and family, and invite them to be a part of the challenge as well!