When 5-year-old Josiah Duncan and his mom were having a meal at an Alabama Waffle House, the boy was troubled when he spotted a homeless man enter the restaurant.
Having never encountered a homeless man before, the little boy was taken aback by the man’s appearance, and beganÂ riddling his mother with questions.
â€œHeâ€™s homeless,â€ Ava Faulk explained to her son.
Still not understanding what his mother meant he asked,Â â€œWhere is his house?â€
Faulk said that after her son learned that the man was homeless and didn’t have any food, he insisted that theyÂ get him a meal.
â€œSo Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you canâ€™t order without one,â€ she said.
The little boy and his mother told the man they’d pick up the tab for whatever he wanted off the menu, and the man ended up ordering a burger with bacon. ButÂ before the man could begin eating, the little boy insisted that they do something first, which would end up bringing everyone in the restaurant to tears.
â€œI wanted to say the blessing with him,â€ said Josiah.
So he prayed in a voice as loud as he could muster,Â leaving everyone in awe.
â€œGod our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen.â€
The mother said that following her son’s prayer, everyone including the homeless man, was in tears.
â€œYou never know who the angel on Earth is, and when the opportunity comes you should never walk away from it,â€ she said. â€œWatching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent Iâ€™ll ever get to witness.â€
As parents, one of the greatest things we can instill in our children is compassion and and love for others.Â Imagine if all children had a heart as big as little Josiah’s?