Heartwarming moment: boy, 5, insists mum buys dinner for homeless man

Diners were left in tears after boy welcomed him inside restaurant and offered him a menu

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Let’s face it: most people would try not to notice a homeless person standing outside the cafe where they were eating. But diners at a restaurant in Pratville, Alabama were reduced to tears when a 5-year-old boy insisted his mum buy dinner for one such homeless man.

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Josian Duncan saw the dishevelled man stood outside the Waffle House and began asking his mum Ava Faulk questions about him – why he was there, where his house was, where his family was and where he’d keep his groceries if he didn’t have a home. As mum Ava explained about homelessness and that the man didn’t have money to buy food, Josian insisted his mum should buy the man a meal.

So Ava and her son invited the man inside the restaurant and he sat down at a table. “He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him,” Ava told WSFA 12 News. “So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without one.”

Once the food was brought out to the man, Josiah sang a prayer to bless the meal. “The man cried, I cried. Everybody cried,” Ava said. “Watching my son touch 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness.”

Photos: WSFA.com / Ava Faulk

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