PRATTVILLE, Ala. — A five-year-old boy from Alabama is making headlines after he moved patrons at a waffle house to tears while feeding and praying with a homeless man inside of the restaurant.
Ava Faulk of Prattville told local television station WSFA that she and her son Josiah visited the waffle house a few weeks ago, and saw a homeless man outside of the building.
“We saw a man who was dirty holding a bag with his bike outside,” she recalled.
Her son began to ask her questions about the man and why he looked the way he did.
“He’s homeless,” Faulk explained.
“What does that mean?” the boy asked.
“Well, that means he doesn’t have a home,” Faulk responded.
Josiah then told his mother that she should buy him something to eat. So, the two offered to purchase the man a meal.
“He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him,” Faulk recalled. “So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.”
After the man ordered his food, Josiah insisted that he pray a blessing over the man’s meal. So, the two bowed their heads and gave thanks.
“God our Father, we thank you for our many blessings. Amen,” Josiah prayed in song, as eleven other customers looked on at his kind gesture.
“The man cried. I cried. Everybody cried,” Faulk recalled.
She captured the touching moment on camera. The man ate his meal and went on his way.
“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,” she told reporters.