Children can be unpredictable. You never know what they can do or say next. So when this mother lost her son in Walmart, she was hysterical. She searched for him everywhere, but the boy was nowhere to be found.
Then, 10 minutes later, she found her son lying on the floor face down. When she saw his face, she nearly fainted.
It was an ordinary day for this woman and her son. They headed to their local Walmart to do some grocery shopping.
A few minutes after they entered the store, the mother realized that her child wasn’t with her.
She immediately went into panic mode, fearing that her son had been abducted. She blamed herself for not keeping an eye on him.
Then, she spotted him lying on the floor. What was he doing?
After she found her son, the woman decided to share her bizarre story with the world. ”I had to run into Walmart. I turned around to make sure my son was next to me,” she wrote on social media.
She had searched for her boy everywhere in the store and parking lot.
Then, about ten minutes later, she found him kneeling in front of a bench. She called his name, but he didn’t move.
So, what had happened?
She didn’t understand what her son was doing at first until she glanced at the wall.
Behind the bench was a wall with a collection of photos of kidnapped or missing children with a sign that read “Every Second Counts.”
This sign serves as a reminder that a child can go missing at anytime.
But what was her son doing next to the wall? Was he waiting for someone?
The little boy was praying for all the missing children on the wall and their families. His mother burst into tears as she watched him pray.
She quickly snapped a photo of him and shared it online. Her post immediately went viral as the image touched the hearts of people all over the world.
Since the woman posted the photo, it has been shared over 115,000 times on Facebook!
The image was also featured on a Facebook page for a missing boy named Aubrey Jayce Caroll, who went missing in 2016.
Aubrey Jayce Caroll still hasn’t been found, but his family never gave up on him. His photo was one of those on the poster that the boy had been praying in front of that day.
The little boy’s simple act of kindness reached far and wide. Many people left kind comments under the woman’s post.
One person wrote: “I don’t know who this little guy is, but I want to thank you for praying for these children.”
“One of those kids up there is my cousin Aubrey Carroll. This has certainly touched my heart. If I knew where or who this kid was, I’d love to thank him personally.”
The mother and her son never expected to go viral on social media over this little action.
“Whether or not you believe in God doesn’t matter,” another Facebook user wrote. “This was a child in Walmart who was thinking about others and doing the only thing he could to help.”
“The world would be a better place if everyone followed his example,” he continued.
Like many others, this person understood the true value of the child’s actions.
The world can be a scary place, and there are some sick people out there who are looking for their next victim. However, there are still many good people in this world who want to help others.
Even in the darkest times, there is always hope.
We need to realize that our actions matter. They can influence other people around us, no matter how big or small they are.
This young boy inspired many people to be the best version of themselves. We hope he inspired you too!