"The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people," Howard said on Facebook. "You never know what they are going through. This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge! And people i can't stress this enough. GO SEE YOUR MOM AND YOUR GRANDPARENTS. They miss you!!"
Howard's post been shared more than 46,000 times, garnered 170,000 likes and received more than 15,000 comments as of Wednesday afternoon.