For some people, compassion comes naturally. They don’t think twice about helping others in need or doing things that wouldn’t cross many people’s minds. They’re just extra thoughtful and their selfless kindness comes from the goodness of their heart. Jake Reissig is that type of person. The senior citizen from Texas wasn’t looking for attention or anything in return when he did something so simple, yet it ended up touching the lives of a family he barely even knew.
For Mr. Reissig, every day has a set routine that starts off with him going to church. Then he meets one of his nine children for coffee before returning home to his garden where he clips off just one rose from the flowers he grows. He then heads to the cemetery where his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth, is buried and leaves the single rose at her grave. Even when she was alive, he would gift her a daily rose, and while his routine may have changed a bit, he still loves talking to her. During his visits he also takes care of the little plot and waters the grass so that it doesn’t turn all dry and brown in the Texas heat. Read the full story here ▶