It’s beautiful when strangers use their own arms to be the hands of Jesus to those around them, regardless of race, politics or religion.
Mrs. Angela is one of those beautiful strangers.
When a young boy named Isaiah approached her at a football game for a 20-minute chat, Isaiah’s aunt thought that would be the end of it. But what she didn’t anticipate is the heartwarming interaction that would unfold two weeks later when her nephew spotted his newfound friend again.
“I thought their interaction would be the same as last time but I was wrong,” wrote Star Balloon-Bradley. “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!!”
So touched by the selfless act of a stranger who clearly had no inhibitions about their racial differences, Star Balloon-Bradley couldn’t help but share her story on Facebook in hopes of finding the woman who had treated Isaiah with such kindness. The post has since been shared over 314,000 times.
Thankfully, she was able to track down Mrs. Angela, whose Christ-like response to the attention is even more endearing.
Read the Facebook post in full below:
“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.