“I love her, and I don’t even know her!”

No, this isn’t something a fan said about a celebrity online. This isn’t a “we’d be best friends if we met in real life” situation. This is what a Georgia woman said about a stranger who showed her nephew a little kindness.


Earlier this week, Star Balloon-Bradley shared an update on her Facebook page about a woman she and her nephew, Isaiah, encountered at a high school football game.

Isaiah had befriended a woman at a home football game two weeks prior to Star’s Facebook post. According to his aunt, Isaiah walked up to the complete stranger, chatted with her, and ended up sitting on her lap – as if they’d known each other for years.

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The whole exchange lasted just 20 minutes before halftime, and the woman left the game to meet up with her daughter.

At the following game, though, Isaiah jumped out of his seat with his aunt and ran over to a woman. He’d spotted his new friend again!

Star wrote in a now-viral Facebook post that before long, he crawled into her lap and put his head on her shoulders. “This lady patted and rocked Isaiah to sleep like he had given birth to him. It was the sweetest!!”

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Embarrassed, Star said she repeatedly apologized to the woman for Isaiah and asked if she wanted her to take him back, but the stranger said that the little boy was “no bother” and that he was her “new friend.”

In fact, she told Star that she only has one 15-year-old daughter, so “moments like these are priceless.”

Star ended with a poignant message to not “miss the simple pleasures in life” like this one. She continued, “I hate I didn’t get her name but I will next game because I’m sure Isaiah will make his way back to her.”

People who saw the photo were quick to point out how wonderful and needed it was – a bright spot in an often grim news feed.

Miraculously, the power of the internet tracked the stranger down, and Star revealed that her name is Mrs. Angela. Mrs. Angela was overwhelmed with emotion from all the attention she was getting. She said that “Isaiah is absolutely adorable” and that she was “humbled by the kind words” she had received.

Isaiah and Mrs. Angela’s friendship is a beautiful demonstration of kindness and love, even in the strangest of circumstances.