The touching scenario of an elderly man asking a struggling mom to hold her sleeping baby is breaking the status quo on racism.
An elderly man helps a mom who was holding her sleeping baby in a doctor’s office while doing some paperwork. He asked the woman if he could hold her baby and it stunned her. She agreed and the following scenario touches millions of people around the world.
Natasha Wilson captured the entire scenario and posted a photo of the man and woman to Facebook.
“I was in the waiting room at the doc office today and this lady walked in with her sleeping baby,” Natasha wrote in her post. “They handed her paperwork to do. As she was sitting there trying to figure out how to hold her sleeping baby while filling out the paperwork, this man, from across the room, asks her if she would like for him to hold her baby while she did her paperwork!”
Breaking Status Quo
As racial tension across America and the world heightened, we all need to hear stories like these.
“She smiled and said that would be wonderful! This man went over there and rocked and loved on that baby like he was his! My heart Melted! Racism is still VERY real in our society today BUT THIS MAN GAVE ME HOPE & a sweet memory I’ll never forget! If you know this man tell him what an amazing person he is,” she continued.
The mom in the picture is later identified as Jade West. She then shared in an interview how sweet that elderly man was to her son.
“He was talking to him as if he was his own grandchild and had known him his whole life,” the grateful mother said. “He was just the sweetest.”
Love one another
Natasha emphasized the great message of this photo, it is to love one another as God commanded us to do.
“I think it’s shown more people and given more people hope,” Natasha said of the photo. “I’m just a small-town girl. It’s got to be God saying ‘Look, people. We can love one another. It’s not hard.’ And it’s not.”
Reference: Faith It