Woman working in nursing home snaps photo of resident’s hand, only for it to go viral

It is very common to be concerned and fixated on body image, particularly when things happen to our body that we can’t control.

We get uneasy when we think that others may perceive us in a negative way, and as humans we spend so much time concerned with how we look.

Thankfully, there are people like Brandalyn Mae Porter around. Brandalyn works with older people in a Texas nursing home, and she’s having an enormous impact on those she helps with her positive attitude everyday.

It was while she was painting a new resident’s nails that Brandalyn had an interesting thought based on a concern the woman had. She had the opportunity to create something positive from something that wasn’t so at first.

Sharing her story on Facebook, Brandalyn said:

“Today I painted a new residents nails at work and as we were going over colors, she mentioned she wanted clear.

The only thought that came to my mind was ‘CLEAR?! That’s no fun.’

I asked her why she wanted clear and she said, ‘My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.’”

“I then carefully responded with, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.’

And with that, she went with the color pink for her nails.

Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.”

“I then carefully responded with, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.’

And with that, she went with the color pink for her nails.

Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.”

Through her incredible words, Brandalyn was able to reignite the confidence of a woman who had no real reason to feel insecure about her hands.

We need more stories like this in the world today!

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