An elderly man who held a woman’s sleeping baby in a doctor’s office while she did her paperwork is warming hearts across the web. Amidst a time when racial tensions are running high, it’s exactly the story America needs to hear right now.
Natasha Wison of Alabama captured the endearing moment in a photo, and since posting it to Facebook along with this message, it’s gone wildly viral:
“I was in the waiting room at the doc office today and this lady walked in with her sleeping baby! They handed her paperwork to do & as she was sitting there trying to figure out how to hold her sleeping baby while filling out the paperwork, this man, from across the room, asks her if she would like for him to hold her baby while she did her paperwork!!
She smiled and said that would be wonderful!! This man went over there and rocked and loved on that baby like he was his!! My heart Melted!!!
Racism is still VERY real in our society today BUT THIS MAN GAVE ME HOPE & a sweet memory I’ll never forget!!
If you know this man tell him what an amazing person he is!!”
The short but oh-so-sweet story of tearing down racial barriers has now been shared by media outlets across the country.
The mom in the picture was later identified as Jade West.