As he walked down the hallway she waved
The smile on her face captured his attention
There was no escaping the hand she held out
He took the hand without any apprehension.
She remarked how glad she was to see him
He reassured her he had come to show is care
Others around smiled at her joyous expression
He guided the wheelchair to the nearest chair.
They talked of all the things she could remember
His acceptance caused her to keep bubbling on
Stories of family, friends, the years of her life
From the flowers outside to days also long gone.
Finally he saw that she was wearily leaning back
He offered to assist her to the room she had there
The nurse had been watching and patted his arm
Letting them know she would assist in her care.
He watched as she waved one final time at the door
Bowing his head he smiled to remember this day
Without knowing her, he knew it was his path
Comforting others since his mother passed away.