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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3


Yesterday, a five-year-old Josiah Duncan  thought he was going to enjoy a simple breakfast at the Waffle House in Prattville, Ala., with his mom Ava Faulk (photo).

But before enjoying any food of his own, the little boy immediately proceeded to help a homeless man who was sitting by himself.

"He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him," Ava recalled. "So my son jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu saying, ‘because you can't order without one!’"

The homeless diner simply asked for a regular hamburger to enjoy. But with a little persuading from both Josiah and his mom, the hungry man felt comfortable to order anything he wanted.

"Can I have bacon?" he asked.  Josiah and Ava told him . . . "Get as much bacon as you want!"

Before taking a bite of their breakfasts, Josiah had one last surprise that shocked the rest of the diners in the Waffle House restaurant. The young boy wanted to share a prayer of grace before eating.

Josiah prayed first, "God our Father, God our Father, we thank you." Then he sang a short little song in front of about 11 customers . . . "We thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen."

After plenty to eat  -  the customers, Josiah’s mom, Ava and the homeless man left the restaurant with a full stomach and plenty of tears. Meanwhile, Ava also left with a heart full of love and gratitude for the example Josiah gave her and to everyone; his example of kindness and compassion for a lonely homeless man.

"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," Ava shared with the NBC affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama . . . "You never know who the angels on Earth are!  When an opportunity comes to help others, you should never walk away from it."

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