A retired teacher sat with her hospitalized husband (who owned and operated a scrap-metal business) who lit up when a visitor brought him a teddy bear.
"Soon after that, (the husband) died. Officials invited his family to the dedication ceremony for the chapel. The relationship that gesture built helped persuade the couple to provide a $1-million gift in December to pay for a holistic cancer-treatment center."
“Loving touches can go a long, long way,” a hospital representative said. And a teddy bear, for that matter.
Source: Philanthropy Today