Husband and wife, John and Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche, are huge fans of the Chicago Cubs. Before the game began, they noticed an older couple trying to navigate their seats.
The couple had a difficult time finding their seats because they usually sit behind the plate since they are season ticket holders, but this game was a playoff game, which meant they were assigned to bleacher seating.
“Anyone who has sat in the bleachers knows that even on a good day, the bleachers can be tough to navigate,” Lauren wrote in her Facebook post.
Thankfully, two kind men noticed the elderly man having a difficult time managing the stairs and patiently navigated him to his seat, which was right behind them.
As the new friends talked, Lauren overheard that these two men are brothers. One lives in Chicago, while the other flew out from San Diego to catch the playoff games.
Throughout the game, Lauren kept noticing how these two men cared for the older gentleman sitting behind them.
“During the game, they would help the older gentleman stand when the crowd stood and the one guy stayed seated at times so this gentleman could see the game,” she said.
Lauren could see the excitement and love the older couple had for the game and each other. She noticed the couple holding hands, and the older man would pat his wife's knee. His wife would even help him stand during exciting plays.
Lauren was so touched by all this, another thing happened. During the third inning, the wife leaned over Lauren's shoulder and whispered something that left her in tears.
“He’s going through chemo right now,” the woman said. “We have done about everything else we can do, and this is the last step.”
After the wife told Lauren that, the older gentlemen turned to his wife and happily said, "I just love this!"
Lauren said she had tears streaming down her face. She watched the beautiful connection and love between the couple as they spend their last days together. Another lovely mention is the kindness of the two strangers that didn't even know this man's current health condition.
When the game ended, the two strangers helped the older man up the stairs before parting ways.
“I gave both of those guys big hugs and thanked them for their generosity!” Lauren said. “With all the crap going on in the world, I felt this was a story I had to tell.” Below is Lauren and her husband, John.
“Even though the Cubs win was just awesome, this story tops a win anytime in my book,” she ended.
What do you think about the kindness of these strangers? Share this story to let those brothers know we are grateful for people like them. In other news, two men lose it when they spot their beloved dog after the wildfires ripped through Santa Rosa. The video will make you cry.