Danny Wakefield bought a sunflower to put on the windshield of a crush but, after deciding he didn’t want to come off too strong, changed his mind and decided he would give the flower to a stranger instead to help brighten up their day. He had no idea that one little act would change his life forever.
Though he typically takes his coffee to go in the morning, this particular day Danny decided to sit down and sip his coffee at the shop. As he sat there he noticed a woman at another table reading something with tears streaming down her face. He knew right then that she was the person he should give his flower to.
“It was like there was a magnet in the sunflower that was being drawn to her, because I knew in that moment she was who I was going to give the sunflower to; she was who I had to give it to,” he said.
Danny walked up to the woman and said, “Hey, pardon me. I have this sunflower that I was hoping to give to someone special and that someone I had in mind didn’t work out, but I can feel that you’re special too, so I want you to have it.”
Before he could hand her the flower the woman flew into his arms in tears. Danny said it was “as if I was someone she once loved, and lost.”