This has to be one of the saddest and yet most heartwarming stories I have ever read.

Just a day after Veterans Day was celebrated here in the United States comes a story from the United Kingdom that will make even the hardest of hearts go soft.

According to a story from ABC News:

...in a truly heartwarming story, about 500 complete strangers showed up to attend Percival’s funeral in Lancashire, United Kingdom, after a picture of his obituary, stating the man had “no close family who can attend” went viral.

Can you imagine? My guess is that he outlived his family and friends? This brings up another question: How many veterans (and people in general) live a life so lonely?

Here is one case in which social media has actual made a positive difference and gives you hope for mankind.