Our hearts are melting as a result of their odd yet lovely bond.
As individuals grow older, their circle of acquaintances shrinks, and many of them, tragically, do not engage in any form of social engagement and instead spend their days alone.
Dorothy ‘Mercy’ Ballard, an old woman from England, is looking forward to any opportunity to interact with others. That is why she appreciates the companionship of Ben, the garbage collector who comes once a week to collect her rubbish.
Despite the fact that they only talk for about 10 minutes at a time, the two have become very good friends over the years.
Ben once informed Mercy that on her 100th birthday, he would bring her a cake. Ben maintained his word, and he is a fantastic man.
He may be seen carrying a birthday cake towards Mercy’s house. He isn’t, however, alone. Mercy’s coworkers are also present to wish her a happy birthday.
Mercy is pleased when she opens the door and sees the cake. She just got the finest surprise of her life, complete with candle blowing.
Ben feels grateful for Mercy’s presence in his life. He claims that he has been picking up her garbage for years and that she always greets him at the door with a big grin. Mercy enjoys telling Ben about her life, and he is eager to inform her about new technology and devices that did not exist at the time.
I’ve been a binman for about 11 years and like hearing about her life — she was born in 1919 and can’t believe what technology can accomplish now, and she doesn’t understand why she can’t use my phone.
‘Where do I look?’ she said as I took a photo of us with my two coworkers.
Years don’t matter when it comes to great friendship, as these two demonstrate.
Mercy and Ben’s tale was so well-liked in the community that they became local superstars. They were even approached by certain TV news and media agencies for an interview.
Mercy expresses her delight that there are still individuals like Ben out there who value the elderly. He, for one, says he’s grateful to be her closest friend and hopes she lives to be 105 years old so he may surprise her once again.
Lovely Mercy, on the other hand, feels that a century is more than enough. She’s seen a lot in her life, and we can all learn a lot from this kind and intelligent elderly lady.