A while ago, Braydon went to Walmart with his mom, which is a big store in the United States that sells a lot of food. They hadn’t been there for long when Braydon’s mom got worried because she couldn’t find him.
After searching for a bit, she found Braydon. Instead of being with his mom, he was praying in front of a sign. His mom scolded him for leaving her, but when she saw him praying, she wondered why. She looked at the sign and saw something that made her understand.
Losing a child, even for a short time, is a scary thought for any parent. It happens a lot in busy places like malls and stores, just like in Braydon’s case.
Braydon’s mom wanted to leave Walmart quickly after finding him. She said, “I had to hurry into Walmart. I walked around to make sure my son was right next to me.”
But Braydon had a quick way of getting away from his mom. As soon as she saw him, he was kneeling down in front of a sign, praying in a quiet way.
When she asked him what he was doing, she walked over to the sign and saw big letters that said, “Every second counts.” There were also pictures of kids who were missing. After seeing this, Braydon’s mom understood why he was praying.
Braydon moved away from his mom and prayed for the safety of those missing kids.
The story and photo of Braydon quickly spread on the internet. A Facebook page dedicated to finding a missing kid named Aubrey Jayce Carroll saw Braydon’s story and wanted to thank him.
Even though they didn’t know Braydon, they wrote, “I would like to thank you for offering prayers for those children. My cousin Aubrey Carroll is one of the children over there. I can’t deny that this has moved me. I want to formally thank this kid if I knew where or who he was.”
The photo of Braydon praying in Walmart has been shared more than 115,000 times on Facebook.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that every year, 800,000 American kids and teenagers go missing. That’s a big number.
One person on Facebook shared the image and said, “Whether or not you believe in God actually doesn’t matter.” This young person, Braydon, was trying to help others at Walmart. If more people acted like him, the world would be a better place.
Braydon’s mom is doing a good job, and many people are happy for her. People also appreciate Braydon’s faith, which played a big role in what he did.