A random act of kindess can go a long way for someone, but in this particular case, the kindess that singer-songwriter Andy Grammer passed along to a group of strangers had a huge impact on him too. Grammer explained the details in a Facebook post about why he took action to treat a group of ladies to lunch and how, upon speaking with them, they paid the kindness back in a small, but super meaningful way that left him in tears.
Doing something nice for someone definitely makes you feel great, but this instance transcends that typical warm feeling and takes it to another level.
Grammer was having breakfast at the Sea Ketch restaurant in Hampton Beach when a group of women caught his eye for an interesting reason. They reminded him of his mom, who he was missing, so he decided to pay for their meal. He went on to explain that he was just going to pay and not say anything, but something made him feel the need to talk to them.
He couldn’t have imagined what would happen from this encounter.
Grammer explained on Facebook:
“Was sitting at breakfast in Hampton Beach and across the restaurant were five SUPER CUTE elderly ladies. I don’t know why but it made me miss my mom hard and I felt a strong urge to pick up their check. I don’t know them and didn’t want to bother them but I just did it. Then I was just gonna leave cause a lot of times it’s better to just do nice deeds without asking for acknowledgment but something felt like I should tell them I missed my mom, like they might like to hear that.”
He continued: “So I walked over and said ‘you are five of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever seen, I lost my mom awhile back and something about seeing you made me miss her this morning so I’m getting your check.’ The lady on the end popped up with arms wide open and said ‘COME HERE, I lost my son and really needed this.’ And then she gave me a mom hug I needed and I gave her a son hug she needed. We are all so connected.”
What an amazing encounter!
To up the “I’m not crying, you’re crying” factor, one of the women, Mary Conant, remarked on Facebook that this meeting was fate, sharing that they all “send our sincere appreciation to your for treating us to breakfast today at the Sea Ketch at Hampton Beach, NH Sending you lots of hugs. Your Mom sent you to us today. <3 I have attached a photo of us ladies.”
One commenter on his post shared: “That’s called a Shoulder Tap! It’s your lost loved one making a connection with you! Your mom reached out and found a way to connect with you Andy. And you also made another mom’s day.”
Another fan added: “You continue to add reasons as to why you’re such a wonderful human. Go with your heart and it comes back twofold.”