Jessica Pittman was driving her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi when she noticed that an elderly couple standing with their SUV parked on the side of the road. Curious, Jessica pulled and struck up a conversation.
She learned that Kenneth Smith and his wife Helen were attempting to market kindling wood to help cover her medical bills. Helen was diagnosed with lung cancer, so Kenneth chopped and bagged his own timber in a bid to bolster their own finances.
He had been selling the kindling for $5 a bag.
The subsequent year, Jessica spotted Kenneth out there around precisely the exact same corner once again, selling wood to anybody who was interested. Heartbroken yet determined the widower was still out there each day for hours on end, trying to cover her medical bills even after she passed. He stood outside with his straw hat over his heart, waving to every car that drove past.
Touched to tears, Jessica chose to Facebook to determine if she could aid Kenneth.
Nothing ready Jessica, or Kenneth, for what occurred next. A little kindness goes a long way.