A Little Gentleman

A restaurant that I’ve been going to forever, has closed its doors, a sign thanking everyone for a happy 45 years of serving the neighborhood, in the window, next to another saying…


Seeing it, I burst into tears.

A kid and his nanny were approaching as I was having my melancholy meltdown. The little boy, 4, if he were a day, stopped and tugged at my sleeve.

That’s all he did, looking at me with the biggest blue eyes, as if he understood everything.

His nanny, unfazed said, “Jonah is a very sensitive boy.”

I smiled since, it takes one to know one.

Then Jonah, tugged at my sleeve again and said, “We’re goin to Butterfield to get frozen yogurt. You can come too.”

It was the sweetest thing, so you know what…

I did.



PSΒ  I tried to treat, but Jonah, that little gentleman, wouldn’t hear of it.Β  πŸ™‚

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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40 Responses to A Little Gentleman

  1. Dale says:

    Awww. What a sweet little soul.

    We had an institution of a restaurant close down. Was open since before WWII.. 85 years. The city is in shock

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    We’ve had lots of closures here in the north country too. It’s sad when a place you’ve frequented forever is gone because you can’t revisit you memories in person or make new ones. It’s the last page of a favorite book that you can never pick up and read again, you have to remember the words
    I’m glad a gentleman rode to your side to comfort you…

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  3. What a beautiful story! Did Jonah talk very much while you were having frozen yogurt?

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  4. A delightful story, Susannah. Nice to see manners being taught these days when so few have them. 😁

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  5. Sorryless says:

    Kids see the truths we have sadly become blind to. Their perspective will too soon become educated to the perils of a world where mistrust and cynicism reign. But for the moments when they show us how the world should behave.

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  6. Lisa Ricci says:

    So sweet! LOve stories like these. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. robprice59 says:

    “Out of the mouths of babes….” Lovely tale.

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