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Granny puts sign that says ‘Stay Safe’ on her window. Ironworker is ‘crushed’ once he sees it

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The world can seem like a scary place when you are surrounded by strangers. Simple acts of kindness remind us that there are lots of good people out there who care about the well-being of others. When two strangers at a Westmoreland County hospital exchanged random acts of kindness, they had no idea their interaction would go viral!

Gloria Porter stayed at Excela Frick Hospital for a week while she was treated for pneumonia. She spent her free time watching the construction workers build the front entrance to the hospital. One snowy day, Gloria and a few others were watching the workers when one of them did something unexpected.

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Gloria was worried about the safety of the workers in the extreme weather. “This one guy, he waved – and so we waved back!” Gloria told the reporters at WTAE Pittsburgh. Her eyes lit up as she recalled the surprising moment.

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The man who waved was union worker Jeff Rick, who had noticed Gloria watching out the window. When he realized that he was a source of entertainment for the woman, he decided to take the opportunity to create a connection between himself and the stranger. A wave is a simple gesture, yet it creates an unspoken bond between two people. The friendship was formed.

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Jeff decided to continue the connection with a message to Gloria. He wrote “get well” in chalk on the side of a high beam that was facing Gloria’s room. “I thought it would be a kind gesture to tell her to get well,” Jeff told WTAE.

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This act of kindness brightened Gloria’s day, so the woman decided to return a sweet message. She wrote “stay safe” on a large piece of paper and held it up to the window for Jeff to see.

“The sign kind of crushed me…because that’s iron worker lingo to stay safe,” Jeff said. The two strangers made an impact on each other. They each took the time to show concern for a fellow human being.

This story reminds us how simple it can be to turn someone’s day around. It is heartwarming to see a friendship forming between unlikely duos like Jeff and Gloria.

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[Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh]

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