‘She welcomed him with open arms’: Heartwarming photos of little boy being cuddled by a stranger he met at a high school football game
Photos of a young boy being cuddled by a stranger he wanted to befriend at a football game are warming hearts across America.
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.
Isaiah was attending a high school football game in Georgia when he spotted a woman he had never seen before and immediately sat on her lap.
Star Balloon-Bradley, the boy’s aunt, was worried that he was annoying the woman, but instead she happily chatted with him for 20 minutes.
“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.
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!
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!! ❤️
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 [see] 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
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! “
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