This elderly gentleman’s amazing act of compassion for a mother who had a lot on her plate the previous week has garnered a lot of admiration from people all over the internet.
In the waiting area of a doctor’s office in Florence, Alabama, Natasha Crittenden Wilson took a picture of a senior lovingly cuddling a sleeping boy while the boy’s mother filled out paperwork.
The shot was taken by Natasha Crittenden Wilson.
Over half a million people have shared the photo across various social media platforms since it was first published by the user.
When Jade West entered the room, she was carrying her sleeping baby, who was 1 year old at the time, on her shoulder. Wilson was sitting in the waiting area at the time.
When the mother was given a clipboard containing the relevant documentation by the front desk clerk, she appeared to be at a loss as to how to fill out the information while also holding the boy in her arms.
You could almost hear her wondering, “Now how am I going to do this?” as she went to seat down. Wilson shared his thoughts with Inside Edition.
“Right at that moment, an elderly gentleman asked me from the other side of the room, ‘Could I hold that baby for you?’” “Yes, that would be fantastic,” the mother exclaimed, her face lit up with excitement.
The father, who was subsequently determined to be named Joe Hale, cheerfully cradled the young boy while West completed the papers without being hindered by the child.
Wilson was moved by the kind exchange, and he decided to document it by taking their photo and posting it on Facebook.
Wilson, who is the mother of seven children of both her own and other races, found the gesture to be particularly moving because of this fact.
In spite of the fact that racism is still prevalent in our modern society, “THIS MAN GAVE ME HOPE” and a pleasant moment that I will never forget. admonished Wilson.