A boy (5) made everyone at a diner cry after seeing a homeless man without food

Touching: The young boy insisted his mother buy the man a meal
Touching: The young boy insisted his mother buy the man a meal

A troubled young boy's actions recently brought an entire diner to tears.

Josiah Duncan and his mother, Ava Faulk, were at a Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama, when they saw a homeless man. 

"We saw a man who was dirty holding a bag with his bike outside," Faulk recalled.

Josiah was so troubled by the man's appearance, he started peppering his mom with questions, WAFF reports. 

"He's homeless," the little boy's mother explained. "What does that mean?" he responded. "And I said, ""Well, that means he doesn't have a home,"" Mom continued. 

Young Josiah felt the urge to do something and insisted on his mother buying the stranger a good meal.

"He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him," Faulk explained. "So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can't order without one." 

The man insisted on a cheap hamburger to start, but he was assured he could have anything he wanted so he got the works.

"Can I have bacon?" Faulk remembers him asking, "And I told him get as much bacon you want."

Before the man could take the first bite, Josiah insisted on doing something.

"I wanted to say the blessing with him," Duncan said.

And Josiah did, publicly, with 11 other customers watching, WAFF said.

After the hymn was finished the young boy's mother said everybody in the diner began crying. 

"The man cried. I cried. Everybody cried," Faulk admitted.

"Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I'll ever get to witness," Faulk said in her email to WAFF.