Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

When This Little Girl Called A Stranger "Old" Both Of Their Lives Changed Forever.

This Mom Rocks

This Mom Rocks

Tara Wood / Facebook

40-year-old Tara Wood is a stay-at-home mom who colorfully describes herself as "a writer, mother of seven vibrant, decent-looking children, and wife of one long-suffering, exceptionally handsome man. She's also quite talented. Her skills include cursing, polishing off large burritos, making friends with old people, and always remembering her next Xanax dose." As a writer and a mother of seven kids, she's talented and has an amazing story she wanted to share.

The Store That Started It All

The Store That Started It All

Tara Wood / Facebook

Wood saw a remarkable event unfold a day before her daughter Norah's 4th birthday. "I’d just picked her up from preschool when she cautioned me to mind the elderly person walking across the parking lot at a glacier’s pace," Wood wrote on Facebook in a post that has since gone viral. She went on to explain that she has a soft spot for mature folks: "I like old peoples the best ‘cos they walk slow like I walk slow and they has soft skin like I has soft skin. They all gonna die soon so I’m gonna love ‘em all up before they is died."

Kids Talk Without Thinking

Kids Talk Without Thinking

Norah and Mr. Dan / Facebook

Norah's heart was in the right place, even if her words were a bit grim. Wood explained: “I was struck by her thoughtfulness and empathy and posted that quote as a status update on Facebook when we got home. I had no idea how much she really meant it. The following day — her birthday — again on the way home from school, she asked if we could stop at the grocery store to buy celebratory cupcakes for her and her six siblings to enjoy after dinner. How do you say "no" to a birthday girl?" So Wood took her to the store.

Hello, Mister!

Hello, Mister!

Norah and Mr. Dan / Facebook

Wood said, “I popped Norah and her younger sister in one of those enormous and cumbersome grocery carts shaped like a car and headed toward the bakery. After we picked up the cupcakes, I stopped at a clearance shelf that caught my eye. While I was distracted, picking up and then dismissing the bottles of almost expired Ranch dressing and cans of Ensure, Norah was busy standing up in the cart, excitedly waving and gleefully proclaiming, ‘Hi old person! It’s my birfday today!’"

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Norah and Mr. Dan / Facebook

Wood then explained: “The man was elderly, stone-faced, and furrow-browed. However, before I could ‘shush’ her for calling him an ‘old person’ or ask the Earth to swallow me whole, he stopped and turned to her. If he was troubled by my no-filter-having child, he didn’t show it. His expression softened as he replied, ‘Well, hello little lady! And how old are you today?’"

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