It's funny how a person can love someone and not even know them at all, especially, if it's a total stranger. This is what we find in the heart of childhood innocence, a love that they can hold for people they have never met, with no holds barred to race, gender, background or culture. At a hometown football game, a young child, Isaiah and his aunt Star were watching the game together. Through the innocence of a young child, Isaiah started to get bored and tired in the bleachers and was not able to wander off as he would have with his mother. He just had to do something to occupy his mind and find comfort in something or someone because his aunt was busy watching the game.
While the boredom was getting to be too much for him, he walked around the bleachers, found this total stranger, crawled up into her lap and went to sleep. Someone had taken a picture of this and it suddenly went viral on Facebook. In a world that seems to be filled with hatred, it captured so much love and innocence, which is something that some people forget as they get older. Isaiah’s aunt had realized the boy was no longer there and suddenly began looking for him. What she saw had made her very angry because she did not want to be embarrassed by the boy. He was with a total stranger sitting in her lap.
Isaiah's Aunt Star had calmed down when she realized there was no problem and the child was safe. She shared this inspiring moment and the story with Facebook once the picture was revealed to the world. She wanted the lady to know she did not know who she was, but she wanted to tell her that she was awesome. Two weeks ago Isaiah walked up to the same lady in the bleachers and did the exact same thing. He got up in her lap and they began talking to each other carrying on a conversation that lasted about 20 minutes like he had known her all his life.
Isaiah's Aunt continues to tell the story that at the last game Isaiah had seen her again. Just when she thought the same thing was going to happen she realized she was wrong. Isaiah had the biggest smile on his face crawled up in the lady’s lap and put his head on her shoulder. The lady held him and put him to sleep like she was his mother. We wanted to take him off her hands but she was perfectly content as if she enjoyed it. The lady was not bothered by it at all so we just let Isaiah and the lady be.
It was priceless and Isaiah's Aunt Star said:
“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 doesn’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!”
"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 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! ❤️🙏🏾🙌🏾" - Star Balloon-Bradley