'She rocked him to sleep like she had given birth to him': Heartwarming photos show stranger comforting little boy at football game
A series of photos showing a woman comforting a little boy at a football game have gone viral and are warming up the hearts of millions of people on social media. Little Isiah, who was at a high school game in Georgia, seemed to have made a connection with the woman he’d never met before and, clearly, the feeling was mutual.
Isiah's aunt, Star Balloon-Bradley, was initially worried her nephew was disturbing the woman when she saw him walk up to her and start talking during a football game. She says the pair happily chatted for 20 minutes before parting ways, as per reports by UNILAD.
Two weeks later, the boy spotted the woman at another game and went straight to her. His aunt was amazed when she saw Isiah crawled in her lap and rested his head on her shoulder. She said that it felt like the two have known each other for a long time. She asked the woman if her nephew was bothering her but the woman replied that he wasn't and added that she was enjoying his company as much as he was her's.
Star then shared her incredible story on her Facebook account. Here's what she said: "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. [sic]"
"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 she 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 have NEVER met before other than those 20 mins at a game two 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! [sic]"
"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! [sic]"
Star's social media post went viral and she even got in touch with the woman. She said, "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!"
The woman replied, "I have been overwhelmed with emotions today as I have read the post Star Balloon-Bradley shared. I am humbled by the kind words everyone has spoken. Isaiah is absolutely adorable!"