In May of 2014, Jake’s wife of 65 years passed away. Every day since, Jake has visited his wife’s grave. His daily routine involves leaving beautiful flowers and watering the grass around her headstone.
One day at the Garden Park Cemetery in Texas, Jake noticed a woman kneeling and crying over another grave. When he walked passed the headstone later that day, he learned it was the grave of a fallen soldier, and the crying woman was his wife. What he did next is now taking the internet by storm. Without any prompting or hesitation, Jake started watering the grass around the fallen soldier’s grave, too. He felt it was the least he could do.
The soldier’s headstone belongs to Joseph Villasenor of the United States Air Force. In 2010, Joseph died in a car accident at the age of 35.
Ever since Jake came along to water her son’s grave, Rachel and her husband began to notice the grass surrounding his headstone was a brighter shade of green and was covered in more dew than the other plots. It comforted Rachel to think an angel was watching over Joseph. In reality, that angel was an old widower named Jake. “It was just incredible to know that a stranger would take that much time and care for our son who he didn’t even know,” Rachel says.