When Danny Wakefield left the house one day back in late 2016, he had no idea that he was about to be changed forever.

This Seattle native had a $5 sunflower with him and decided that, rather than letting the flower die alone, he should give it to stranger as a small and simple act of kindness.

He carried the flower with him as he went to get coffee — part of his normal morning routine. Then, across the coffee shop, he spotted a complete stranger who he knew was the perfect recipient. She also happened to be crying quietly to herself.

Wakefield writes on his Facebook page, “It was like there was a magnet in the sunflower that was being drawn to her, because I knew in that moment she was who I was going to give the sunflower to.”

But when Wakefield offered the sunflower to the crying woman, her response not only surprised him, but left him absolutely “shaken.”

Scroll through below to read this beautiful story in Wakefield’s own words. It just goes to prove the power that something as simple as a $5 sunflower can have on a person’s life.

 Facebook/ Danny Wakefield

Wakefield posted this story on his Facebook page:

“Last night, I bought a sunflower to put on the windshield of someone I’m smitten with. After some consideration, I decided not to since we had only been on one date, the night previous. Don’t want to come off too strong, right?”

 Facebook/ Danny Wakefield

“Anyway, I grabbed the flower on my way out this morning with the intention to give it to someone on my way to work so it didn’t die alone. What happened next has left me changed in ways I don’t even have words for yet.”

 Flickr / Judy van der Velden

“While I was sitting and drinking my morning joe at the coffee shop (which I typically take to go), I saw a woman reading something with tears quietly and quickly sliding down her pale face. 

“It was like there was a magnet in the sunflower that was being drawn to her, because I knew in that moment she was who I was going to give the sunflower to; she was who I had to give it to.”

Photo: Little Things