April 10, 2016 8:46am CST
When I lived in California my husand and I went to a restaurant for a meal and after a while a young man came over and said Excuse me but may I speak with you. He said you look just like my mother who recently passed away, may I hug you. I looked at my husband and he nodded okay to me, then the young man proceeded to hug me. His wife came over at that point and told us how much he has been missing his mother and when they saw me he was stunned. They said thank you and went back to their own table, I didn't know what to think when this happened. I can only say if hugging me gave some comfort to the young man then I am glad I could put his mind at rest about his mother.
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10 Apr 16
You brought tears to my eyes...maybe because I just posted a discussion about my father dying but I think your post was wonderful, I think you were wonderful for allowing him to hug you and I also think his wife was wonderful to back him up telling you how much he misses his mother...
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 16
sometimes in life there is another person who will really resemble us. I worked in the local library I was in my seventies. a little boy looked at me, let loose his moms hand and ran to me hugging me around the news.,"Grandma" he cried"you look just like my granny.' his mom was embarrassed and apologized for him. she showed me the grandmothers picture. I felt like I was going to faint.I looked exactly like her,.we got to talikng and wefound that her mother was a distant cousin to my dad and thus to me. She belonged to the Irish clark family lol