Josiah Duncan, a five-year-old from Prattville, Alabama, was happy to be eating out with his mother one evening earlier this year. But as they ate in the Waffle House restaurant, Josiah noticed a man in dirty clothes, standing outside, holding a bag. Curious, he asked his mom, Ava Faulk, what the man was doing. Ava explained that the man was homeless. “What does that mean?” Josiah asked. “It means he doesn't have a house,” Ava replied. But Josiah wasn’t satisfied. "Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?” he questioned his mom. When Josiah heard that the man didn’t have any food, he was shocked and asked his mom to buy the man dinner, which she quickly agreed to do.
When the homeless man came inside and sat down, Josiah saw that no one was waiting on him. Jumping up, he hurried over to get the man a menu. The man wanted to order the cheapest thing he could, but Ava convinced him he could get as much as he wanted. When the man’s food came out, Josiah wanted to do one more thing for the man. As eleven other customers and Ava watched, Josiah sang a simple blessing over the food: “God our Father, God our Father, we thank You, we thank You, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen.” When Josiah finished, the homeless man - as well as everyone else - was in tears.
The man finished eating and left. Ava never saw him again, but she doubts the man will ever forget her little boy or the kindness he showed to a homeless stranger.