Facebook occasionally really strikes a nerve. You may have seen the photo below of a physician crying in the hospital parking lot after the death of a patient. It quickly went viral -- perhaps because we'd all like to believe our own doctors are similarly empathetic.
I saw the photo several times -- and then my own physician posted it -- with a little story of her own which had me tearing up.
She told how, back when our local clinic was in a small building with little privacy, she had gone outside to the side of the building to cry about a patient. (Yeah, she's one of the good, empathetic ones.) When she went back inside, she found that the man who owned the service station across the street had left her a Diet Coke and an oatmeal pie -- along with a note that said "I left you a smile too."
That sweet fella was Bob Frisby, whom I wrote about HERE. He's been gone almost seven years now but this little story brought his memory back as strongly as if I'd just seen him.
We never know what small deeds of ours will live on and, in some ways, define us in someone's mind.