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Is it weird to do this?

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Browncoat1 Mon 22-Jan-18 22:50:35

My neighbour (in his 70's I think) lost his wife on Saturday. I was going to make him a cottage pie or something and take it around. I would stop to chat to his wife when I saw her and to him also but it was never really more than pleasantries. Would it be weird to show up at his door with a pie?

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 22-Jan-18 22:56:45

No, it would be a lovely thing to do.

iggleypiggly Mon 22-Jan-18 22:58:44

That’s a lovely idea, really thoughtful flowers

Browncoat1 Tue 23-Jan-18 15:30:29

Thanks guys! I've gone ahead and made one, cooling as we speak. Just didn't want to look like a weirdo neighbour blush

cjt110 Tue 23-Jan-18 15:33:49

Very kind and thoughtful.

SparklySeaShell Tue 23-Jan-18 15:36:26

No, it's lovely!

halfwitpicker Tue 23-Jan-18 15:38:34

Can you make me one too?

PJBanana Tue 23-Jan-18 15:42:38

Lovely idea, I’m sure he will be extremely grateful.

When my nan lost my grandad 3 years ago, I know she really appreciated the neighbours who took the time to pop round for a chat and a brew. I think it really helped her to feel less lonely and some of her neighbours have turned into really good friends.

Browncoat1 Tue 23-Jan-18 16:58:23

@PJBanana that's lovely. It's nice that they were there for her.
Just took it around and it was a family member I didn't recognise who answered the door. Felt a bit like an idiot offering my condolences and handing over a pie to a total stranger but nevermind confused

AssassinatedBeauty Tue 23-Jan-18 17:00:50

Don't feel like an idiot. When we had a family bereavement, many of the neighbours brought round food. Once or twice just left it on the doorstep. It was all much appreciated, and I was amazed how many people cared enough to do this.

hellokittymania Tue 23-Jan-18 17:28:03

Glad you did it, lovely idea

Browncoat1 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:09:34

Thanks guys. You spurred me along grin

NotAChristmasCakePop Tue 23-Jan-18 18:17:32

It is a lovely gesture.

Crumbs1 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:19:19

It’s a kind thing to do.

toomanydicksonthedancefloor1 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:27:44

Well done you OP! I think you couldn't have done anything nicer. When suffering a family bereavement the last thing you're concerned about is cooking and eating. So to have something there to zap in the microwave when they feel up to it is just perfect. I would be really touched that you had gone outing your way like that.

Lovely selfless gesture thanks

DramaAlpaca Tue 23-Jan-18 18:31:15

That was a very kind thing to do, OP.

RainingOutside99 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:33:52

Really kind and thoughtful.

SimultaneousEquation Tue 23-Jan-18 18:35:16

OP you’re lovely. flowers

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