This Man Brings Strangers to Tears — in a Good Way

lee_320x214_0-300x200Lee Ballantyne’s wife of 43 years, Carol, passed away on December 30th. Less than two weeks later, his act of kindness — done in his wife’s name — brought multiple strangers to tears.

While dining alone, he paid the bill for a couple next to him.  He wrote on a napkin that they reminded him of the joy he had when he was with Carol, suggesting that picking up their tab would put a smile on her face.

Ballantyne says the gesture has helped him cope in a small way but has also brought her story to hundreds of thousands — or perhaps millions — of people.

Learn more about his generosity that has touched many lives — in the restaurant that night and far beyond.