Video of Elderly White Woman Befriending a Young Black Man at McDonald’s Goes Viral

Jan Jessup didn’t want to eat alone, so she befriended Eric Haralson at McDonalds’s, and the internet is lovin’ it (Photo: Amanda Marquell Craft)
Jan Jessup didn’t want to eat alone, so she befriended Eric Haralson at McDonalds’s, and the internet is lovin’ it (Photo: Amanda Marquell Craft)

A young man and older woman became friends over a meal at McDonald’s, and the internet is lovin’ it.

Eric Haralson was sitting down to a late breakfast on Thursday in Noblesville, Indiana, when he met a woman who would completely change the direction of his day.

“I was eating breakfast by myself just catching up on the NBA games that I missed the night before and Jan Jessup, being the center of attention that I assume she has been all her life, sat at the table across from mine,” Haralson tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

Originally, Jessup sat down with a group of teenagers because she was intrigued by one of their man buns. “She asked him about it and who helped him with that style because she has never seen it before and he responded with his mom, and then they exchanged a few words and she was off to get napkins,” he explains.

When she came back, the kids were gone and Jessup was confused and alone. “She thought that she had scared them off,” Haralson says. “She said that she just wanted conversation, because who really likes eating by themselves with no one to talk to?” That’s when Jessup turned to the 28-year-old: “Before she sat down, she asked me if I like to eat alone, I responded with, ‘No ma’am, I do not.’” So, she asked Haralson if she could join him. And “without hesitation” Haralson said, “please do.”

That was the start of what the internet thinks is a beautiful friendship. “As I pushed the chair out for her, I reached out my hand and introduced myself and she extended hers and did the same,” he says.

They dined together for about 45 minutes, talking about everything from how Jessup wanted her car painted to love to spiritual topics to “what seemed like her favorite topic, love thy neighbor.”

Haralson’s mom told him to never ask a woman’s age, so he didn’t but he guesses she’s between 60 and 70 years old.

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SOURCE: Maggie Parker
Yahoo Lifestyle

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