Man asks widow eating alone to join him and his friends: 'This woman changed my outlook on life'

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A man noticed that a woman was sitting alone at an Alabama restaurant, so he invited her to eat with him and his friends — not knowing that the widow would have been celebrating her 60th anniversary the next day.

Jamario Howard said on Facebook that he and his friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, went out for a meal at Brads in Oxford. That's when Howard noticed a woman sitting alone. "My exact thoughts [were] 'dang I'd hate to have to eat alone,'" Howard said. After thinking about the situation for a minute, he approached the woman and asked if he could sit with her for a while.

"We talked for a minute and after a while of talking she told me she lost her husband and that tomorrow would have been their 60th anniversary," Howard wrote. "I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us." The woman was more than excited to join the young men.

Together, the group enjoyed their meal and exchanged stories.

"This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people," Howard said. "The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through."

Contributing: Yahoo!