Jake Reissig, an elderly man from Texas, was very sad when his wife died. To show his love for her, he would go to the cemetery every day, place roses on her grave, and water the grass near her headstone. Jake and his wife were married for 65 years and had nine kids, whom he loves to meet for coffee whenever he can.
One hot day, while Jake was at the cemetery, he saw a lady crying by a grave. He went over and asked her if she was okay. He listened to her story, and what he did next was very kind and showed that there are still good people in the world.
After Jake Reissig finished talking to his wife’s grave and watering the grass around it, he saw the lady crying. When he went over to see if she was alright, he learned that she was mourning her brother, Joseph Anthony Villasenor.
Joseph was a soldier who served the United States for 16 years before he died in a car accident at the age of 36. He loved sports, especially softball, and was going to play in a softball game representing the Charleston Air Force Base when the accident happened.
Jake Reissig was deeply touched by the lady’s story about her brother, Joseph. He decided to do something kind to help her and honor Joseph’s memory. Every day, along with watering the grass around his wife’s grave, he started to water the grass around Joseph’s grave too.
Joseph’s parents, Rachel and Raymond, were amazed when they saw how green the grass was around their son’s grave. Rachel thought it was a miracle. She was deeply moved and said that it was incredible that a stranger like Jake would take the time and effort to care for her son’s grave, even though he didn’t know him.
There is a video available that shares more about the kind and caring actions of Jake Reissig. His family must be really proud of what he has done.
It’s wonderful to share stories like this as a way to honor not only thoughtful people like Jake but also to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who put their lives on the line for our country. So, please spread the word about this heartwarming story as a way of showing respect and gratitude.