An Alabama mom and her young son recently grabbed lunch at their local Waffle House. What happened inside is nothing short of remarkable.
5-year-old Josiah Duncan noticed a homeless man standing outside the restaurant alone, holding a bag and a bike.
Josiah was so perplexed by the man’s appearance that he reacted the way any curious kid would — he bombarded his mom, Ava, with questions. “Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?” he asked.
Ava explained to Josiah that the man was homeless, and what being homeless meant. When Josiah realized the man didn’t have any food, he begged Mom to buy him a meal.
Josiah and Ava ushered the man into the Waffle House. Josiah rushed to bring the man a menu, and assured him he could order whatever he wanted. But before the man could take his first bite, Josiah did something that made his story go viral.
This little boy wanted to say a blessing with the man.
With 11 other customers watching and Ava proudly filming nearby, Josiah sang a blessing as loud as he could. “God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen.”
The man cried, ate his meal, and went on his way.
“Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness,” Ava told WSFA 12 News.
Sometimes, it’s a stranger’s simple yet powerful act of kindness that’s enough to restore one’s faith in humanity.
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