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A 4-Year-Old At Grocery Store Calls Lonely Widower “Old”. Mom Is Baffled By His Response


Tara Wood’s cute little girl, Norah, was eagerly preparing to finally celebrate her fourth birthday. On the day preceding her huge day, Norah happened to disclose to Tara her liking for elderly people — their delicate skin, their moderate moving motions, and how — since they’re achieving the end of their life expediencies — she needs to “love them all up before they went to heaven.”

Tara was deeply touched by Norah’s words and she just had to share them on her Facebook page.

The following day was Norah’s birthday, and after the school was over, Tara took her daughter to the store where she hoped to grab a few cupcakes.

Shortly after canvasing the bakery, they were stopping at a clearance section — and before Tara could even blink, Norah was happily standing up in the shopping chart and waving specifically at an old man who was in that same isle.

You of course can’t know Tara so let us introduce her; Tara Wood is a 40 and something stay-at-home mom and also a freelance writer in her spare time. Her husband Garrett and she have total of seven gorgeous kids. Also Tara posted this story on TODAY Parenting’s website:

Tara Wood story
Tara Wood, Writer

“The day before my daughter Norah’s fourth birthday, she foreshadowed a remarkable event.

“I’d just picked her up from preschool when she cautioned me to mind the elderly person walking across the parking lot at a glacier’s pace.

“She went on to explain that she has a soft spot for mature folks: ‘I like old peoples the best ‘cos they walk slow like I walk slow and they has soft skin like I has soft skin. They all gonna die soon so I’m gonna love ‘em all up before they is died.’

“Sure, it got kinda weird and dark at the the end there, but I liked where her heart was.

“I was struck by her thoughtfulness and empathy and posted that quote as a status update on Facebook when we got home. I had no idea how much she really meant it.”

Cute little girl
Tara Wood, Writer

“The following day — her birthday — again on the way home from school, she asked if we could stop at the grocery store to buy celebratory cupcakes for her and her six siblings to enjoy after dinner.

“How do you say ‘no’ to a birthday girl?”

elderly care story
Tara Wood, Writer
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