PHOTO: MARLEEN BROOKS
Marleen Brooks, a Missouri resident, returned home to find a note from an elderly woman, one who lived "just down the street."
"Mrs ? Would you consider [becoming] my friend?" the note began.
"I'm 90 years old—live alone. All my friends have passed away. I'm so lonesome and scared. Please. I pray for someone."
From then on, Brooks would have a new friend named Wanda: the gray-haired senior who had written to her.
Since Wanda reached out to Brooks, the two have become inseparable.
"Wanda and I are now great friends! I visit her often and my kids bring her cookies. She knows anything she needs she can call me if I'm not there. She is an amazing person and I am blessed to have her."
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A beaming Brooks had this to say to Spring.St:
"I am super busy with the group (almost 6,000 members now) that was inspired from all this."
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"Remember to reach out to someone today—it may just be life-changing."
You can request to join Pen Pals for Seniors here. If you'd like to read Brooks' original post on Love What Matters, see below.