Kevin Armentrout wrote a Social media post describing the heartwarming moment his 16-month-old daughter, Carter Jean, walked up to another passenger, Joseph Wright, who proceeded to share his tablet with the little girl as they waited for their flight from Las Vegas to San Diego. ‘Last night, while waiting to board our plane, (Carter Jean) was being her usual inquisitive self wanting to meet and say “hi” to everyone she could, until she walked up on this man,’ Armentrout wrote.
‘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.’ According to Armentrout, the two bonded for about 45 minutes. Wright played Carter Jean a Charlie Brown cartoon. In exchange, she offered him some of her cheese puffs.
‘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,’ Armentrout wrote.
‘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 father went on to thank Wright for accepting his daughter, who has a habit of walking up to strangers, and showing her kindness. ‘Joseph…if this should happen to find you, thank you for showing my daughter what kindness and compassion look like. Continue to shine your light in the world,’ he wrote.
Armentrout told Yahoo Lifestyle that he made the Social media post public because: ‘I wanted Joseph to know his gesture was huge. I’m trying to expose my daughter to people of different races, cultures and generations, and that was received with kindhearted warmth.’ Those who knew Wright later discovered the post and confirmed that Armentrout had described him well.
‘I first met (Joseph) in school in 1976…this is exactly how he was then and throughout our years in school…beautiful human being then and now,’ one commenter wrote on Armentrout’s post. ‘He’s been that way as long as I’ve known him…’ said another. ‘…truly a wonderful guy, this doesn’t surprise me one bit,’ wrote a third.
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