Getting older is hard for most people, but it's especially challenging to do it alone.
For one 90-year-old California woman, she took a leap of faith after finding herself alone day-after-day.
Last week, Marleen Brooks found an unexpected note on her door when she came home.
The letter was absolutely heartbreaking.
"Mrs.?" the note started.
"Would you consider to become my friend. I'm 90 years old- live alone. All my friends have passed away. I'm so lonesome and scared."
"Please I pray for someone," the note finished. It was signed Wanda.
Marleen posted the note with the caption: "Came home to this note from a lady that lives down the street from me. 😢 Makes my heart sad, but on the bright side it looks like I will be getting a new friend."
Later that day Marleen and her best friend went over to Wanda's house to meet her. They even brought some cupcakes too!
"She's such a sweet lady! And she was over the moon when we came over," Marleen said.
According to Marleen, Wanda has 3 sons- one who passed away from cancer last year and 2 who live far away. She is on oxygen and has congestive heart failure, osteoporosis and other ailments.
"I hope you didn't think I was stupid for writing you, but I had to do something. Thank you so much for coming over. I've lived here for 50 years and don't know any of my neighbors," Wanda told Marleen.
"I also made sure she knew she can call us at anytime and that I'll be back to spend time with her! I'm sure Wanda and I will have some great times," Marleen concluded.
This story serves as a reminder to consider your elderly neighbors that may be left alone. While it may be an hour out of your day, a visit could completely make theirs!