Little Boy, 5, Feeds and Blesses a Homeless Man at Waffle House

When Josiah Duncan saw a homeless man at his local Waffle House, he immediately ordered a burger and said a prayer for the man
Little Boy, 5, Feeds and Blesses a Homeless Man at Waffle House
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The young boy’s mother said that he wanted to help without hesitation.

Parents often dread the awkward questions children ask, like the infamous, “Mom, where do babies come from?” So when Josiah Duncan, 5, spotted a homeless man inside a Waffle House in Alabama and asked his mother what homeless meant, she didn’t know what to expect. But Josiah’s response was incredible: He told his mother, Ava Faulk, that she should buy this homeless man a meal, which she agreed to do. A segment on the touching incident aired on the local news station WSFA, a CNN affiliate. 

"He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him," Faulk told WSFA. "Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can't order without one."

Faulk then went on to explain that the homeless man simply asked for a low-cost burger, but she and her son told him he could have anything on the menu, so he asked for bacon on his burger. But the young philanthropist wasn’t done yet.


He started to sing, "God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, amen, amen,” bringing the entire restaurant — including the homeless man — to tears.