Mom Discovers Son Kneeling in Prayer at Walmart


    Young Braydon accompanied his mother one day to shop at Walmart, a major US food chain. They hadn’t been there long before his mom panicked, realizing Braydon had disappeared.

    After a few minutes of fear-fueled searching, his mother found him.



    Her first instinct was to scold him for leaving her side. Yet when she saw him kneeling in front of a signboard, praying, she paused to understand why. Then she took a closer look at the wall…

    Losing a child, even momentarily, is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s not uncommon, especially in crowded places like shopping malls and big stores. For Braydon’s mom, this was the case. She was in a hurry to finish shopping at Walmart—one of the world’s largest and busiest retail chains.


    According to Faith Tap, Braydon’s mom said, “I had to run into Walmart. I turned around to make sure my son was next to me.”



    Only, he wasn’t. Within a few seconds, Braydon had wandered away from his mother.

    When she eventually found him, Braydon was on his knees before a signboard, praying. Surprised, she asked him what he was doing. After drawing closer to the board and taking a look, she understood her son’s actions better.

    The board read: “Every second counts.” Beside those words were pictures of missing children. Little Braydon had left his mother’s side, seen the board, and was praying to God that those children would return to their families.



    The incredibly moving image and the accompanying story quickly went viral online. A Facebook page dedicated to Aubrey Jayce Carroll (a teenage boy who has been missing since 2016) spotted Braydon’s story and posted a tribute to him.

    “I don’t know who this little guy is, but I want to thank him for praying for these children. One of those kids up there is my cousin Aubrey Carroll. This has surely touched my heart. If I knew where or who this kid was, I would love to thank him personally.”



    The image of Braydon kneeling before the board has since been shared over 115,000 times on Facebook. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the US—a truly astounding number.

    One Facebook commenter summarized it best: “Whether or not you believe in God really doesn’t matter. This was a child in Walmart who was thinking about others and doing the only thing he could to help. The world would be a better place if everyone followed his example.”

    Good job, Mom. Foundation is everything. You’re doing something right!