5-year-old Josiah Duncan and his mom Ava Faulk were at a Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama when they noticed a homeless man waiting outside. Being five years-old Josiah Duncan naturally started asking his mom a bunch of questions about the man.
“He’s homeless,” the little boy’s mother explained. “What does that mean?” he responded. “And I said, “”Well, that means he doesn’t have a home,”” Mom continued. And apparently, the unnamed man didn’t have any friends to lean on, either.
Faulk wrote an email to WSFA 12 News about her son’s actions, and it included many of the questions the young child had. “Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?” But mom said one thing troubled him above all.
“He didn’t have any food,” little Duncan explained. Josiah felt the urge to do something. He insisted on his mom buying the stranger a good meal. She listened, and then obliged.
“He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him,” Faulk explained. “So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.”
At first the homeless man just ordered a hamburger, but Josiah wasn’t having that, telling the man to get anything he wanted.
“Can I have bacon?” Faulk remembers him asking, “And I told him get as much bacon you want.”
Before the man could take the first bite, Josiah insisted on doing something.
“I wanted to say the blessing with him,” Duncan said.
So with 11 customers watching Josiah sang the blessing as loud as he could, after which his mom said there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
“You never know who the angel on Earth is, and when the opportunity comes you should never walk away from it,” said Faulk. “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.”
Faith in humanity restored…by a 5-year-old.