As Veterans Day approached, Lyndon Dale Flowers of Lewiston, Maine, was looing for someone who would be willing to spend a meal with him.
“I wasn’t gonna have anyone available to go to lunch with on Veterans Day,” the veteran said to WMTW.
Flowers left the note at Judy and Heather’s Barbershop: “Would someone like to take a local disabled veteran to dinner on Veterans Day? No car. My treat,” and included his phone number printed at the bottom.
After he left the note, Heather Jeselskis Swift, of Judy and Healther’s, took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral and brought Flowers an outpouring of support from across the country — and earned him a lunch date from a fellow Maine resident.
This gentleman left this note at the barber shop ! Would someone with a car take him up on his offer ! I would love to flood his phone with caring phone calls from us all
“I went on Facebook for a minute and that just happened to pop up, and I said, ‘I can’t take you to dinner, but I can take you to lunch,'” Sandy Washer said to WMTW.
Washer, whose father was in the Army for 20 years, drove 40 minutes with her family to take the veteran out for lunch.
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The two hit it off and he has since invited Flowers to Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas.
People who were not able to fulfill his request left comments wanting to send him a card. Several others also said they sent him texts and phone calls to wish the veteran well.
Faith in humanity restored.
Chris Winters is an avid writer who also loves to hunt ghosts when she’s not at her keyboard. Although she once saw someone walking towards her with a sheet over their head, she’s yet to confirm that they exist.