Josiah Duncan Begs His Mommy To Buy A Meal For A Homeless Man, What Happens Next Brings Waffle House Customers To Tears

Josiah Duncan, 5, begged his mother to buy a meal for a homeless man they saw sitting outside of an Alabama Waffle House. What the little boy did next left Waffle House diners in tears. Duncan did not just get a meal purchased for the homeless man, but the little boy delivered it with his own hands and then said a blessing over the food with the man.

Ava Faulk said her son Josiah Duncan had a multitude of questions when they saw the homeless man sitting outside of the Prattville, Alabama Waffle House. The man had a disheveled appearance and was clutching both a bag of belongings and his bicycle.

Josiah Duncan and his mother, Ava Faulk.

The 5-year-old boy’s mother explained to the child that the man was homeless. Josiah asked what the word “homeless” meant. Ava Faulk explained what being homeless meant, which prompted even more questions from her son.

Josiah Duncan asked, “Where is his house? Where is his family? Where does he keep his groceries?” The 5-year-old boy was worried that the homeless man was hungry and did not have any food inside his bag. When Josiah asked his mother to buy the homeless man a meal at the Waffle House, she agreed.

During an interview with local WBTV News. Faulk said that once inside, “nobody really waited” on the homeless man. Duncan decided to take matters into his own hands and went over to the man and asked if he needed a menu. “You can’t order without one,” the 5-year-old boy noted.

The homeless man told his child benefactor that he would be happy with just a cheeseburger. Little Josiah Duncan insisted that the man could order anything from the menu that he wanted. When the homeless man looked at Ava Faulk and asked if he could order bacon, the woman told him to order as much bacon as he wanted.


Before the hungry Alabama homeless man could take his first bite of the bacon, Josiah Duncan told him that he wanted to “say the blessing” with him. The child sang the blessing loudly enough that all 11 customers inside the Waffle House could hear the words clearly.

“God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you,” he sang. “For our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen,” the 5-year-old boy sang over the homeless man’s meal. Ava Faulk told local reporters that everyone inside the Waffle House “teared up.” She called the experience a moment she would never forget.

“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,” Josiah Duncan’s mother said.

What do you think about the act of kindness to the homeless man by 5-year-old Josiah Duncan?

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