Josiah Duncan: Five-year-old insists on buying homeless man a meal

Incident happened in Alabama

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The Independent US

Josiah Duncan may have struggled to fully comprehend the plight of the homeless man he encountered outside an Alabama restaurant.

But he realised, instantly, that he and his mother could help the man by buying him a meal.

The boy’s mother, Ava Faulks, told WAFF that the youngster would not stop asking her questions when they spotted a dishevelled man outside the Waffle House restaurant in the city of Prattville.

Ms Faulks said the youngster asked: “What does homeless mean? Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?”

After learning all about the hardship so many people face, Josiah demanded his mother pay for the man’s meal.

“He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him,” Ms Fault added. “So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can't order without one.”

The unnamed man originally insisted on simply ordering the cheapest thing on the menu, but Ms Faulks and her son were adamant he should get a good meal.

Before the man could eat, the five-year-old insisted on saying a prayer with the man.

“Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness,” she said.

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