With all the negative news stories that make the front page these days, it’s nice every once in a while to sit back and read a story that shows the positive side of the world again. A five-year-old boy in Alabama offers a welcome reprieve from all the negative stories that typically catch the attention of the news: when he saw a homeless man coming into the Waffle House where he and his mom were eating, he insisted on making sure that the man was served.
While many people would have simply ignored the homeless man who came into the Waffle House, dirty and clutching his bag, five-year-old Josiah Duncan had something else in mind. When the staff didn’t take the homeless man a menu, Josiah took it over himself, then talked his mom, Ava Faulk, into buying the man his lunch. While the man would have gratefully ordered one of the cheapest items on the menu, Josiah insisted that he could have “as much bacon as he wanted.” Then, before the man could eat his meal, Josiah insisted on singing a blessing, belting out the familiar words that many children learn in Sunday School for everyone in the Waffle House to hear.
Sam Tabar (lawyerist.com) agrees that Josiah is a little boy well worth being proud of. He’s already reflecting the habits taught by his parents, and his ability to be a blessing to everyone around him touched many hearts both in the Waffle House that day and across the country.