These days, we could all use something heartwarming. Never fear! Our prayers have been answered. A boy named Isaiah was at a school football game with his aunt in Georgia. He saw a woman sitting nearby and decided that she looked like she was good for a cuddle, and promptly sat on her lap. Isaiah’s aunt, Star Balloon-Bradley, was worried that he was a nuisance, but the woman chatted with him for 20 minutes.
She posted about it on Facebook…
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…
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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 has 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! #LoveTriumphs#IsaiahsNewFriend #Blessherheart #LowndesVikings #Footballgame
Then she offered this update…
Update: 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!!
As well as Angela’s response…
This is her post after finding out I posted this picture for her:
“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 every one has spoken. Isaiah is absolutely adorable! I pray people will Jesus in all this & know His love is beyond measure & that is how I want to love & life my life. I’m not worthy but He sure is!” -Angela
And a shout-out to Isaiah’s mom, Thameka…
2nd Update: Thank you for you kind words! I’m so glad this picture is bringing a lot of people joy. I also wanted to mention that I am the auntie and his mom is Thameka S. Miller. Thank you again! May the love continue to spread! ❤️🙏🏾🙌🏾
People were here for it…
Wish we could see more of this instead of all the divisive BS that keeps pounding us day after day. Love, People!!! Love! https://t.co/hrMWgvWVgQ
— MB (@Mlaz804) September 13, 2018
Something to make your heart expand times 100 https://t.co/YfJk9En8tp
— Shirley Anne Edwards (@ShirlAwriter) September 13, 2018
I love reading about stories like this, what an adorable moment.
— Nich the Experimenter (@Athomewithnich) September 13, 2018
The beauty of humanity transports me. https://t.co/7FaPoobcpd
— Dr. David N. Moore (@dmooresb) September 13, 2018
And some saw a lesson in it:
Back story: Little boy walks up to to random lady (a stranger) and climbed up on her lap. She held him through most of the football game as he fell asleep. He didn't know her, she didn't know him. This leads me to believe that #Racism is taught ya'll because there was none here. pic.twitter.com/lb6slsxpL9
— 🕵️♂️ChiefMuteSpecialist🕵️♂️ (@Judy_Taya) September 10, 2018
This is what people who weren't born racists or haven't learnt racism, do: embrace all of humanity regardless of racial or national origin https://t.co/1rHFzzgZbN
— Tufairi. B. Kawawa (@Tufairi) September 13, 2018
But most just basked in the sweetness of it all…
We stan Isaiah.