Watch This Elderly Woman’s Reaction to a Birthday Present


Sometimes the smallest gesture can mean the most.

Angela Withers Berton, from Cleveland, Texas, works with the elderly. One of her patients had been frequently admiring Withers Berton’s brightly colored shoes, so on the day before the patient’s birthday, Withers Berton gave her a thoughtful little surprise — a brightly colored pair of her own. 

Withers Berton shared a video of the patient opening her present to her Facebook page on July 22. She said that the patient cried when she read the card, but the joy on her face when she opened the gift made Withers Berton’s week. The video has since been viewed over 5 million times.

See the patient open her new shoes in the video below:

It's my patient's birthday tomorrow so I found her some bright shoes since she has been admiring mine so much. She cried when she read her birthday card but The joy on her face when she opened her present has made my week. ❤️ her! (Shared with permission).

Posted by Angela Withers Berton on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I posted it because of her joy,” Withers Berton wrote in a comment below the video. “Her reaction to this small kindness just shows that it doesn’t take much to make someone’s day. Sometimes just a smile, a hug or even a five-minute call or visit to an elderly person can mean the world to them.”


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