back to top

A 5-Year-Old Made An Entire Restaurant Cry With His Kind Gesture To A Homeless Man

Josiah Duncan, from Prattville Alabama, also said a blessing with the man before letting him eat.

Posted on

Five-year-old Josiah Duncan and his mother were dining in a local Waffle House when Josiah noticed a man was sitting by himself in one of the booths not being served.

Josiah's mother told him that the man was homeless - which prompted him to hand the man a menu and tell him to order whatever he wanted.

WFA12 NEWS / Via wsfa.com

Speaking to WFA12 News, Josiah's mother, Ava, spoke about her son's hard time in understanding what "homeless" meant.

"[I told him] he's homeless. 'What does that mean?' he responded. "And I said, 'Well, that means he doesn't have a home.'"

The homeless man originally ordered a hamburger, but ended up getting the lot (including plenty of bacon) after Josiah pressed him and insisted that his mother would get him whatever he wanted.

WFA12 NEWS / Via wsfa.com

But Josiah wouldn't let him start until he said a blessing with him.

WFA12 NEWS / Via wsfa.com

The whole restaurant was understandably very emotional.

WFA12 NEWS / Via wsfa.com

Speaking in an email to WFA12 News after the event transpired, Ava spoke of the pride she had in her son.

"Watching my son touch the eleven people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I'll ever get to witness."
Ava Faulk

"Watching my son touch the eleven people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I'll ever get to witness."