Wilson reveals that the mama was trying to figure out how to balance holding her baby and filling out the paperwork when a kind stranger offered some assistance.
“This man, from across the room, asks her if she would like for him to hold her baby while she did her paperwork,” recalls the Facebook user. “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!” Wilson ended the post, “Racism is still VERY real in our society today BUT THIS MAN GAVE ME HOPE and a sweet memory I’ll never forget!”
She also encouraged those who know the unidentified man to tell him “what an amazing person he is.”
The post was shared on October 23 and in less than a week has over 1.2 million reactions and over 71,000 comments.
The precious photo is making many people have emotional reactions. Commenters are also writing that the pic is providing reassurance that there are still good people in the world.
See just a few of the responses:
Wilson told A Plus that she was struck by the moment when she witnessed it in person, “It was one of the most heartwarming experiences I’ve ever had!” And she reveals that the kind stranger cuddled with the baby until he was called to his room.
She elected to share the photo online in the hope someone would recognize him. Wilson explains, “[I hoped] someone in his circle would tell him how much of an impact he made on me.”
Given her original intention for posting the photo, she is stunned by the response thus far. Wilson wrote, “I never thought about it making an impact around the world!”
“I hope that people see there is hope in uniting all people and that it only takes kind gestures for each of us to change the world.”
“I truly believe God has used this moment to tell the world we should love one another,” she continued. “I am just a small-town girl that speaks her mind and for something I posted to make its way around the world in less than two days is nothing short of God!”
She concludes, “My sincere prayer is that every person that has or does see this will remember it and show kindness and love to everyone daily.”
“I have eight children and two grandchildren and there would be nothing better than for people to come together and love God and one another so the future generations can be at peace.”