Everyone knows young children love to ask questions that often make adults a little uncomfortable – what happens when we die, where do babies come from, why are we driving so fast that policeman turned his lights on?
5-year-old Josiah Duncan is no different. And when he saw a man in worn clothing with nothing but a plastic bag and a bicycle, he asked his mother, Ava Faulk, a question about him. When she explained that he was homeless and what that meant, Josiah became troubled by what that meant.
He told his mom that they needed to buy the man a meal and she agreed. One problem, no one inside the Waffle House had even gone up to the man to take his order.
According to WAAF,
“[The man] 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.”
The man insisted on a cheap hamburger to start, but he was assured he could have anything he wanted. He got the works.
“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.
His simple act of saying Grace over the meal with the homeless man brought everyone in the restaurant to tears.
“You never know who the angel on Earth is, and when the opportunity comes you should never walk away from it,” Faulk told the TV station. “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.”
Young Josiah’s act of compassion is now making national news: