There’s no denying children have pure hearts – and they’re often drawn to adults who have the same type of kindness in their own. Such was the case when little Isaiah and his Aunt Star were at a high school football game this week. During a lull in the game, Isaiah spotted a friendly looking woman and took action..
Now the stranger’s heartwarming reaction to the toddler is going viral for all the right reasons. We’re just glad Star had her camera ready and wanted to share her nephew’s sweet moment with all of us…
In her now-viral Facebook post, Star shared what happened on the bleachers that evening and how shocked she was by it:
“I don’t know who this lady is, but if you know her, tell her she’s awesome. Isaiah walked up to this lady at our last home game two weeks ago. He sat on her lap and they were talking like they knew each other. It lasted no more than 20 mins.
However, she left right after halftime to meet up with her little girl. Fast forward to tonight… not long after we sat down at the game Isaiah spotted her. She waved at him and he made his way up to her. I thought their interaction would be the same as last time but I was wrong…”
“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 he had given birth to him. It was the sweetest! We asked her if she wanted us to get him but she kept telling us she (and he) was fine!
Isaiah and this lady have NEVER met before other than those 20 mins at a game 2 weeks ago. I told her tonight that I am so sorry and I don’t know why he keeps bothering her. She replied he’s no bother and to not say that again. She said he was her new friend. She then went on to say she only has one child who is 15, and moments like this are priceless!
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. It really don’t!
Arguing over stuff as such makes us miss the simple pleasures in life. I hate I didn’t get her name but I will next game because I’m sure Isaiah will make his way back to her. I love her and don’t know her!”
Star’s post quickly gained attention online – and people from all corners of the country began scouring the Internet to find the unidentified woman. Once the sweet stranger was identified, Star added her post to thank her personally.
“We found out who she is. Her name is Mrs. Angela. She’s such a sweet lady, y’all! It’s awesome how God connects people together for whatever reason!”
To make things even better, Angela wanted to thank the one being who was responsible for her big heart.
“To God be all praise, glory, and honor! I have been overwhelmed with emotions today as I have read the post Star Balloon-Bradley shared. I am humbled by the kind words everyone has spoken. Isaiah is absolutely adorable! I pray people will [think of] Jesus in all this & know His love is beyond measure & that is how I want to love & live my life. I’m not worthy but He sure is!”
In just a few days, Star’s post has more nearly 1 million likes and more than 310,000 shares. Obviously, everyone loved seeing a total stranger open her heart to this adorable little boy.
Angela didn’t have to talk to Isaiah – let alone cuddle him on her lap. Thanks to God’s love, she was able to show that same sense of caring toward the sleepy little one. Additionally, Star’s message was important; no matter our backgrounds, orientations, or beliefs, we can all find a way to love and understand each other!