The man took his aged father to a restaurante. The father was very aged and weak. As he ate, pieces of food fell on his shirt and pants.People turned around and looked at him in disgust, but his son remained calm.
When the dinner was over the son helped his father to get to the restroom.
There he cleaned his father’s trousers and shirt, helped to wash himself, combed his white hair with love, helped to put on his glasses.When they went to the restaurant hall, there was a gloomy silence.
The only thing that could be heard was the indignant whisper of how he could behave like that in a public place, throwing food here and there and depriving others of appetite.
The son called the waiter, paid the bill, and when they were already leaving, one of them at one of the tables shouted:
“You seem to have forgotten something..”The son looked around, patted his pockets and said. “No, we hadn’t left anything.”
Then the man shouted ” You left something for each and every person in the room. You left a lesson for every son and daughter and hope for every parent.” People in the hall suddenly fell silent.
Each of them was ashamed that he was criticising that father and son; after all, one of the greatest honors that fate can give us is to take care of our elderly parents, the people who gave us their time, health and money.