An elderly man in Alberta signed up for a “beauty class” for an incredibly good reason—his wife was struggling to do her hair and makeup as she’d once been able to, and he wanted to help her.
According to CityNews Winnipeg, the man—who prefers to remain anonymous—checked in at the Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics in the Alberta town of Red Deer on Thursday, asking if there were any upcoming lessons he could join. The school director, Carrie Hannah, offered to teach him on the spot, giving him lessons in curling hair and applying mascara.
She then made a post to Facebook to document the encounter, and ever since, people have responded positively to the man’s investment in his wife’s happiness.
“He started to explain that his wife was struggling with her vision right now, and was struggling to curl her own hair and was burning herself. He really wanted to help her,” Hannah noted. “He genuinely cared. He knows his wife always cared about her appearance, and he wanted to help her.”
CityNews relayed that his visit resulted in one of her best days as an instructor.
“He just genuinely warmed everyone’s hearts and just really feel good,” she remarked. “We really needed some cheering up, and he sure did it.”
Fox News added more details about the encounter with the 79-year-old man, including him revealing during the tutorial that they’d been married for more than 50 years.
“He lovingly pulled pictures from his wallet, showing everyone his wife, and boasting about how beautiful she has always been and how talented she was with the skillset of typing over 100 words a minute when she was working,” Hannah reported.
“Her appearance has always been something she has taken pride in and it’s important to her so therefore important to him,” she continued. “They look after each other and still have love and admiration for each other — that had all of us in tears after he left a very special experience.”