Dad Allows Baby Girl To Approach Stranger At Airport But Encounter Teaches Dad Lesson He Won’t Forget
FaithTap Staff 2/6/2019
The world isn't always such a great place. Turn on the news and you'll see people fighting because of the difference in their skin color, beliefs, nationality, or ethnicity.
But simple moments in life that surprise us can always happen--and they remind us that love is colorblind. Friendships can cross boundaries and bridge gaps. They can also form between two unlikely people. And this is what happened at an airport one fine day.
Kevin Armentrout and his family were waiting to board their flight in February and his daughter was, according to him, "being her usual inquisitive self." He described his young daughter's antics, going around and saying "Hi" to anyone she met. But then she spotted one person who caught her interest.
She walked up to a man named Joseph who couldn't help noticing the curious little girl going around the airport. He asked her if she wanted to sit next to him. She eagerly accepted the invitation. Joseph pulled out his tablet and showed the little girl how to draw on it.
Later on, after she got bored, they decided to watch cartoons together. Eventually, Kevin's daughter offered Joseph her snacks. This went on for 45 minutes, and all the while Kevin had his eye on his daughter. But what he also saw made his heart melt.
On his Facebook page, he wrote:
Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her.
The exchange between Joseph and Kevin's little girl made him realize what a wonderful world we really could live in if everyone was good and true. Joseph was in Los Vegas for a conference but was going to go home to Oklahoma. Kevin and his family, meanwhile, were headed to San Diego.
The day after, Kevin posted the image he snapped of Joseph and his daughter in the hopes that it would reach the kind man someday. When the story went viral, Kevin heard from many people who knew Joseph. They said Joseph has always been kind and friendly, it's naturally in his nature.
Kevin ended his Facebook post with a strong realization and wish:
In a country that is continuously fed that it’s so deeply divided by beliefs, I want her life to be filled with moments like this... not liberal or conservative republican or democrat, socialist or capitalist, just HUMAN.
The interaction was simple and sweet, and it is a reminder that friendships know no race, gender, or age.