Joseph's kindness towards Kevin's daughter at the airport reminded the latter just how crucial it is to be kind and accept our differences.
Kids are always adorable, and everyone likes them. Yet, parents constantly worry if their lil' ones are going to be okay in others' company. However, every once in a while - they will meet an angel in human form to reignite their faith in humanity and kindness. It might just help them believe that this still is a world they want their child to grow up in. Something very similar happened to Kevin when he was at the Las Vegas airport, where a stranger showed kindness to his little girl.
Kevin Armentrout is an author and motivational speaker. He was traveling from Las Vegas to San Diego when he and his wife, along with their 16-month-old daughter, met a man named Joseph Wright from Oklahoma. Kevin told GMA that his daughter was in that phase where she just loved walking around, so he (Kevin) kept following her to make sure she didn't get into any trouble. When she reached Joseph, he (Joseph) just asked her if she wanted to sit next to him. Fast forward to the next forty-five minutes, and they were both still there - watching cartoons on Joseph's tablet and eating snacks.
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Kevin took on Instagram to share his story, and stated: "Last night, while waiting to board our plane, @carterjean was being her usual inquisitive self wanting to meet and say 'hi' to everyone she could, until she walked up on this man. He reached out and asked if she wanted to sit with him. He pulled out his tablet and showed her how to draw with it, they watched cartoons together, and she offered him snacks. This wasn’t a short little exchange, this was 45 minutes. Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, of different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her."
"In a country that is... 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. Joseph from Samsung in Oklahoma, if this should happen to find you. Thank you for showing my daughter what kindness and compassion looks like. Continue to shine your light in the world.#HateIsLearned #LiveWithPurpose #BeRelentless," he added.
How a simple act can have such an impact! https://t.co/QRLB1rGQd6— Kevin Armentrout (@armentrout_) February 5, 2019
Not only did a lot of people share the post, a lot of news channels ran it too. It is news like these that reignite people's faith in humanity and push them to embark on fresh journeys. When asked about this whole situation, Joseph said that he saw Carter walking around and asked if she wanted to take a seat next to him. She obliged and the two struck up a conversation about Snoopy. Adding to that, he said, "It just warmed my heart a little. She just wanted to share her food with somebody, you know? That was very touching, and it was just fascinating to see. I get a kick out of young kids who are just growing and showing love."
While some readers commented with words of gratitude, some applauded Joseph and his heart. @nevergrowupbabyshop commented, "What a lovely post. I hope our son will meet a lot of Joseph's in his life. Thanks for sharing this experience!" @officialdimil commented, "This made my day. Thanks for posting. This is the world I want to live in! A world of kind humans." And we agree that a world where people like Joseph exist is a great world to live in.