Josiah Duncan, a 5-year-old boy from Prattville, Alabama, was troubled by the homeless man he saw sitting outside the local Waffle House.

Josiah Faulk blessing the food with homeless man.
Josiah Faulk blessing the food with homeless man at the Waffle House.

“What does that mean?” the boy asked when his mother, Ava Faulk, explained the man was homeless. After learning that no home also meant no friends and no food, Josiah sprang into action. He told his mom that they needed to feed him, and she immediately agreed.

When no one came to serve the man, Josiah fetched him a menu and—to the man’s surprise—instructed him to order whatever he wanted. Even extra bacon.

By this point, the mother said there were 11 people in the restaurant watching the 5-year-old’s touching actions. Those stares turned to tears as they watched Josiah tell the man he needed to say the blessing before he started to eat.

In front of everyone, Josiah sang an adorable blessing of the food at the top of his little lungs. “The man cried. I cried. Everybody cried,” Faulk said.

It was just one meal and one little boy, but I think it’s safe to say this was a Waffle House meal that man—and the customers who witnessed the good deed—will never forget.

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