Great moment when an older stranger helps a grieving son to lay a tie for his father's funeral in Ohio
- Kevin Butcher was looking for an outfit for his father's funeral on Monday, where an unselfish stranger helped him make a draw
- The heartwarming moment was captured on camera by Kevin's wife, who shared a photo on Facebook and asked for help in identifying the older man
- A local news station helped Kevin track down the stranger, Howell Hackler, and the pair was reunited on Tuesday
- The selfless Howell even went to pray for Kevin for his father's funeral, which was held Wednesday
A man from Ohio was comforted by the kindness of an older stranger who showed him how to put on a tie for his father's funeral.
Kevin Butcher and his wife Sherri chose an outfit for his father's funeral in a Milford Walmart on Monday, but neither knew how to tie a tie.
The couple provisionally approached the senior gentleman for help, and he was happy to oblige.
Sherri told the moment on Facebook and wrote: & we both thought he [the older man] might think we were crazy … but we were both so wrong.
& # 39; This sweet man did not hesitate when Kevin explained why he needed help and continued to tie his neck. He joked with him that it would take all day to get it right … but he was determined. & # 39;
Kevin Butcher was comforted by Howell Hackler's kindness on Monday, after the elderly gentleman taught him to make a draw for his father's funeral
She continued: & # 39; After a few attempts to get the correct length, he gently pulled it back over Kevin & # 39; s head and thanked HIM for having him do this !! He reached out to shake his hand and then pulled Kevin close to him to hug him and tell him how sad it was that he heard that he was losing his father.
& # 39; He looked at me and said, "Take good care of him," and he walked away. & # 39;
At the end of her message, Sherri revealed that neither she nor Kevin heard the man's name and they asked their Facebook friends to help him find it.
The heartwarming story quickly went viral – with a local news station that brought Kevin and the older man back together the next day.
The heartwarming story quickly went viral – with a local news station that brought Kevin and the older man back together the next day
The stranger was identified as the local man Howell Hackler and their emotional reunion was recorded on camera
Kevin heard that the man was a local by the name of Howell Hackler, and the two shattered hugs when they were reunited. The emotional moment was captured by the camera Local 12 news.
A delighted Kevin stated: "Gathering in a place like this, my father is a Vietnam veteran … it's like my father thanks him for tying the tie for me & # 39 ;.
Howell believed that his simple act of kindness was no problem and modestly told the news station: "If I find someone I can help, they want help, I'll be happy to help them. That is what I have done all my life. Why change? & # 39;
Kevin & # 39; s wife Sherri also greeted Howell with a big hug
However, Howell & # 39; s selflessness did not stop there.
The funeral of Kevin & # 39; s father was held on Wednesday and the older gentleman was present to pay his respects.
Sherri went to Facebook to reveal the news and wrote: & # 39; There are just no words to explain how Kevin and I felt this morning …
& # 39; I walk to the funeral home to see Mr. Hackler waiting for us to say a prayer for the family. This man is an absolute ANGEL on earth !!!! & # 39;
She accompanied the post with a beautiful image of the two men who both proudly wore their ties.
Howell even went to Kevin at the funeral home to pray for him for his father's funeral
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