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Woman lauded for talking to elderly man who had his first conversation in months

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 1, 2018, 6:07 pm IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2018, 6:07 pm IST

Nine million people are suffering from loneliness in Britain and they even appointed a minister to tackle the issue earlier this year.

Abigail found the elderly man sitting alone at a cafe in London (Photo: Pixabay)
 Abigail found the elderly man sitting alone at a cafe in London (Photo: Pixabay)

Loneliness is among major factors affecting mental health of people across age groups in different parts of the world. Having someone to talk to can make a lot of difference to those who may be feeling isolated.

When Abigail Davis found an elderly man sitting alone at a café in London, she decided to approach him and have a conversation. She discovered that this was the first time he was talking to anyone in months and spent two hours speaking to him before promising to meet him again.

 

 

Abigail was lauded by people on the internet after sharing her encounter on Twitter as many called it an uplifting act. Many people wrote that what she did inspired them to make more time for elderly people.

An estimated nine million people are suffering from loneliness in Britain and the country even appointed a minister to tackle the issue earlier this year.

 

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