There are times in life when we all have the opportunity to respond in a certain way – one that will warm people’s hearts – and we hope that we’ll choose right in that moment. That our actions will have an impact that helps people remember that human beings are good and not, well, the opposite.
A woman named Angela During had that opportunity recently, and let me tell you, she didn’t waste it.
It started when she and a little boy, Isaiah Miller, met in the bleachers at a sporting event. The two had a quick conversation before she had to leave, and everyone except the little boy might even have forgotten that it happened at all.
Two weeks later, though, at another game, Isaiah spotted her and went to say hello, according to his aunt, Star Balloon-Bradley.
“Isaiah walked right up to her smiling, crawled in her lap and laid his head down on her shoulder.
She welcomed him with open arms.
This lady patted and rocked Isaiah to sleep like she had given birth to him.
It was the sweetest!”
Star told Angela several times that she was sorry if Isaiah was bothering her, but Angela waved her off, continuing to cuddle the little boy and love every minute of it.
Her son, who she was at the event to watch, is 15 and long past the cuddling-on-the-lap days.
Star’s post has been shared over 350,000 times and has over a million likes, and she’s happy that capturing the moment has brought joy to so many lives.
“With all of the racial tension that’s going on I’m glad to see the pictures like these because it goes to show color don’t matter to a lot of people.
Arguing over stuff as such makes us miss the simple pleasures in life.”
Like, of course, snuggling a sweet little boy who just wants to be rocked.
As for Angela, she added her own thoughts on the matter, too.
“I am humbled by the kind words everyone has spoken. Isaiah is absolutely adorable!
I pray people will see Jesus in all this and know His love is beyond measure and that is how I want to live and love my life.
I’m not worthy but He sure is!”
So there you have it, folks – just take those opportunities to live and love when they come along, and watch the light spread.
It really can be that simple.