When a mother has a lot going on but is trying to care for her child, it can be an overwhelming task. In this video, a grandfather holds a stranger’s sleeping baby in a waiting room, and it’ll warm your heart!We see such compassion and kindness by this man for this baby in a photo that was taken by someone else in the waiting room. While trying to fill out paperwork, a mother was struggling to hold her baby and get the paperwork done. An amazing man offered to help her. The mom says that she felt good especially when they began talking with one another. She explains that it felt right.
The woman who took the photo said it was as if he was holding one of his own grandchildren. She says it was a touching sight and something that she had never seen before in the office. The mother explains how in the midst of our world of bad news, “it felt good to see something positive for a change.”
This video inspires us to not only be on the lookout for ourselves but also the interests of others. As Christians, we are called to love like Jesus. Whether it is holding a sleeping baby or reaching out to a stranger we encounter, may this video challenge us to keep our eyes out for others in need. Had this man ignored the mom and gone about his day, he would have missed an incredible opportunity to help her. We do not want to sit by and miss out on showing the love of Christ with the world around us.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4