Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at a Cracker Barrel, when they saw an older man eating by himself at another table.
"We saw him sitting alone and asked if he would like to sit and have Thanksgiving dinner with us, not knowing the blessing he was going to be," Michael wrote on Instagram. "We sat and for four hours listened to Bill's 89-year story, learned about his four years servicing in the army and about his wife, Alice, that passed away two years ago." The three of them ended up closing down the Cracker Barrel. The couple plan to carry on their relationship with Bill. "He put so much in perspective for us both. Bill and us now have dinner plans in January," Michael writes.