It was one evening at the Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama when a 5-year-old boy named Josiah Duncan and his mother Ava Faulk were leaving after eating their meal when they saw a homeless man enter the restaurant.
Since Josiah is still young, he didn’t understand the man’s appearance or why no one would help him at the restaurant too.
This was when Josiah started to ask her mom questions like, “Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?”
Ava told him, “He’s homeless,” and Josiah asked her, “What does this mean?” Ava told him, “Well, that he doesn’t have a home.”
Ava said, “He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him. Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.”
Although the man insisted on a simple, cheap hamburger, he was reassured that he could have whatever he wanted. He asked Ava, “can I have bacon?” She told him, that he could get as much bacon as he wanted to.
When he got his meal, Josiah insisted that the man say blessings with him before he started his meal.
Josiah sang it loud and proud “God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen.”
Josiah had the other guests at the restaurant in tears along with his mom. Ava said, “The man cried, I cried. Everybody cried.”
Ava said, “Watching my son touch 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness.”
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