Terin Spence and her mother took Spence’s son fishing, so they could make some memories, as one does.
Spence doesn’t fish herself, but “that’s their thing,” she said of her mother and son. But her son wasn’t catching anything, until a kind stranger decided to give him a bit of advice.
Spence saw this, and decided to snap a photo of the moment he decided to “help my baby out.”
“Big deal for us since Cordell doesn’t have a man in his life that does these thing with him,” she wrote on Facebook.
So her son Cordell went back with his hook, line, and newfound knowledge—and ended up catching three fish.
“The excitement on his face was absolutely priceless!” Spence wrote. “For that, I am so grateful.”
“His name is William. If you know him, tag him… maybe he could have a chance to know the impact he made on this little boy today… this restores my faith in humanity… good people still exist.”
The family hasn’t yet gotten in touch with William again, but the post was seen, liked, and shared by thousands. Many commented that good people do indeed exist around every corner, and how it never ceases to be a wonderful thing when you find them.
Christie Pleger commented that her family went fishing once and saw a little boy in this same position. He was trying so hard to get his line ready and his mother was trying so hard to help.
“He kept looking at my husband (who was closer to the boy than to us) and back down at his line. I was just about to walk over and ask my husband to help him when he noticed himself and started to ask them if they wanted help. He didn’t just do it for him he showed him how,” Pleger wrote.
“Then they sat and fished together for an hour straight, talking the whole time about fish, boats, school, everything,” she wrote. Then Pleger herself got to talking with the mother, and learned that her husband had passed away when the boy was much younger, and he didn’t have any strong men in his life.
“I was so grateful for the opportunity to share our “daddy” with him even if only for an hour I’m positive that’s an hour that meant a lot to that boy. I always wonder if he fishes today and thinks about the kind patient caring man who helped teach him how,” she wrote.
One commenter replied: “Those kind of memories last a life time.”
Another commenter shared a quote: ❤️ “No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a child…”