We’re in the kind of society at the moment where the rich are rich, and the poor are poor. There is a very clear divide between who can afford to eat, and who cannot afford to eat. And a lot of the time, we see people on the streets struggling for enough money to just get one meal a day, let alone the three, plus snacks that we all fortunately get. Often, we’ll continue walking past these people, however, this 5 year old did something rather surprising.
Josiah Duncan is 5 years old, and he saw a homeless man who was very dirty on the street. It wasn’t until his mother had explained to him about what the homeless man was going through, that he understood. It was after that, that he begged his mother to buy the man some food. So, upon her son’s request, she bought him some food from the Waffle House in Alabama.
As well as getting the man some food, the boy then got the entire restaurant to say grace with the homeless man, before he ate the food which he’d just been bought.
After they had parted ways, this boy’s mother then rang the news crew to say what he’d done, and it’s now a story which is going around.
The homeless man came in and sat down and nobody really waited on him. So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.
This act of kindness, so surprisingly from such a young boy, brought his mother to tears. It’s rare that we see acts of kindness like this, especially in a world where more and more are struggling to get by, but it’s these kind of stories that help to restore faith in humanity.