SWEET STORY: Love endures over Nandy's Candy chocolate - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

SWEET STORY: Love endures over Nandy's Candy chocolate

The letter brought Emmie to tears and she was conflicted about posting it to Facebook, but she did, and the outpouring over the sentimental letter has been huge. Source: Facebook The letter brought Emmie to tears and she was conflicted about posting it to Facebook, but she did, and the outpouring over the sentimental letter has been huge. Source: Facebook
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The door bell jingles dozens of times a day at Nandy's Candy in Jackson as customers file in to pick out hand-dipped chocolates for the perfect gift.

But Gregg Guion of Canton says the raspberry truffles he buys here regularly, have been a gift to him

"This is another avenue of getting in there and saying hey, I'm here," he says.

Guion's wife, Cathie, developed Alzheimer's Disease eight years ago. She's been living in a care home in Rolling Fork for about five years. The disease has caused her senses to slowly slip away, but she knows the taste of raspberry truffles. Gregg buys them to make each visit to Cathie special for her. 

"It's just a tradition. I can go up there, cut it into pieces and I feed it to her. There's no expression or anything, but I know there's a connection," he says.

On Monday when Gregg came for the sweets, he slipped Nandy's Candy owner Emmie King a note in an envelope. It was a thank-you letter detailing what Cathie means to him and what the truffles have meant to both of them. 

"I bring to you so you can fully know that your confections can transcend her muted speech and let me show her I love her in every way possible. Thank you," he recites from the letter. 

"It's the sweetest thing. This is the nicest compliment. I was just touched by it," Emmie says. 

The letter brought Emmie to tears and she was conflicted about posting it to Facebook, but she did, and the outpouring over the sentimental letter has been huge.

Emmie says she's shown it to her children to teach them the charm of a written letter, a lost art in a quickly-changing digital world. 

"It's a delight and it was a surprise, a big surprise. You don't get many surprises in life, so it did really bring me joy," she adds. 

A sweet gesture, melting hearts in a candy shop. 

"Just thanking her for what she does, because she probably doesn't know where it goes or how it affects people on the other side of the door," Gregg says. 

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