Post by Frank Somerville KTVU
Sometimes you can learn a lot from a 5 year old.
Like this little boy named Josiah.
(With his mom Ava)
That second picture was taken inside a restaurant in Alabama.
That’s Josiah at a table with a homeless man.
I’ll explain what happened next in a moment.
But lets just say that everyone inside the restaurant started crying.
It all started when Josiah and his mom saw the man outside the restaurant.
Josiah was concerned about him and started asking his mom questions.
She told him:
“What does that mean?”
His mom said:
“Well, that means he doesn’t have a home.”
Josiah wanted to know:
“Where is his family?
Where does he keep his groceries?”
The man then came into the restaurant and Josiah’s mom says:
“He sat down, and nobody really waited on him. ”
And that’s when Josiah decided to take matters into his own hands.
He asked his mom if they could buy the man his meal.
His mom said yes:
“So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.”
At first the man said he only wanted the cheapest hamburger.
But Josiah and his mom said he could order anything he wanted on the menu.
He then asked Josiah’s mom:
“Can I have bacon?
And I told him get as much bacon on your hamburger as you want.”
Now here’s where the second picture comes in.
Before the man started eating, Josiah went over to him and said he wanted to pray with him.
And then, right in front of everyone in the restaurant, Josiah started singing:
“God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen.”
Josiah’s mom said it was very emotional:
“The man cried. I cried. Everybody cried.”
Needless to say she is very proud of her son:
“Watching my son touch all the people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness.”
As I said at the top:
Sometimes you can learn a lot from a 5-year old.
Story courtesy WFSA