This the touching moment a man helped a mother in the waiting room of an Alabama doctor’s office by cradling her baby boy so she could fill out some paperwork.
Jade West carried her sleeping son Jayce into the doctor’s office in Florence, north of
She was struggling to work out how to hold her baby and fill out the paperwork when Joe Hale stepped in to offer his assistance.
A woman who witnessed the random act of kindness took a photo of Hale sitting next to the boy’s mother as he rocked and cradled the infant.
A stranger took this photo of the moment Joe Hale stepped in to cradle Jade West’s baby son in the waiting room of a doctor’s office in Florence, Alabama last week
The touching moment, which Natasha Wilson posted on Facebook after blurring the mother’s face, quickly went viral.
‘I was in the waiting room at the doc office today and this lady walked in with her sleeping baby,’ Wilson wrote on the Facebook post.
‘They handed her paperwork to do and as she was sitting there trying to figure out how to hold her sleeping baby while filling out the paperwork, this man, from across the room, asks her if she would like for him to hold her baby.
‘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!’
The mother told
Joe Hale, pictured with his wife, offered to help hold the sleeping baby when he saw her struggling to fill out paperwork in the waiting room
The touching moment, which Natasha Wilson posted on Facebook after blurring the mother’s face, quickly went viral
‘He talked about how he never stops being a ‘paw paw’ and how he loved kids and just about my baby in general! He was literally just loving on him and talking to him as if he was his own grandchild and had known him his whole life. He was just the sweetest.’
The woman who posted the photo said she gets emotional every time she thinks back to the moment.
‘For a stranger, a white man at that, asking a young black mother if he could hold her baby to help her out, then the way he loved on that baby like it was his own, it almost puts me to tears every time I think about the love you could see radiate from him for that baby,’ she said.
‘I just hope people can see this and realize that we can all come together.
‘Regardless of skin color, we are all just human and can love one another! I truly believe that if each one of us do our part and teach our children that color doesn’t exist, our next generation could be colorblind.’