Restaurant Owner's Compassionate Journey To Fulfill A Dying Woman's Wish

Restaurant Owner's Compassionate Journey To Fulfill A Dying Woman's Wish

A restaurant owner traveled hours to fulfill a dying woman’s last wish.

Showing others love, kindness and compassion doesn’t require talent, skill or a unique ability. Everyone is perfectly capable of treating other people in such a way. The only prerequisites and requirements needed to act lovingly and kindly towards others are a little effort, time and concern. 

Showing kindness and love is precisely what Kevin Cherry, the owner of Mama Kwan’s, a North Carolina restaurant, did for Heather Bowers. Heather had been fighting cancer for three years and was nearing the end of her battle. She wanted one last meal from her favorite restaurant. 

Heather’s best friend, Mary Simmons, knew it was a longshot request since Heather lived in West Virginia, hours from the restaurant. She reached out to the restaurant and later got a call back saying that the restaurant’s owner was already on his way.

According to the clip posted on YouTube, Kevin drove six hours and crossed state lines to deliver Heather a meal from her favorite restaurant. 

Knowing he was likely delivering a woman’s last meal was an emotional trip for Kevin. However, he understood he couldn’t go into the house in tears. 

“About halfway up, I had a, I turned the radio off and had to talk to myself, of saying, ‘You can’t walk in here like this. You’ve got to walk in with, like, a little bit of sunshine from the Outer Banks.”

The clip adds that Heather sadly passed away the night after Kevin’s delivery. 

What a beautiful display of love and kindness. How much better would our world be if we treated each other just a little better? What would happen if we took some of our focus off ourselves and were more concerned about others? 

Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.”

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