Lifestyle & Human Interest

Woman Takes Plates of Food to Park, Left in Tears After Meeting Crying Mother: 'I Know God is Real'


Prepare to be deeply moved by one woman’s simple act that has touched thousands of hearts, all beginning in an Alabama kitchen.

Kim Colvin lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She is an ordinary woman who cooked an ordinary meal in her ordinary kitchen, ending up in tears over how it all played out.

Kim’s story began when she found herself was craving a good, home-cooked meal. Specifically, she wanted the comforting flavors of pot roast, vegetables, mac and cheese, and cornbread.

Typically too busy to prepare such a nice meal, on this day she decided to take the time for cooking. She cooked up a storm, later realizing that she had way too much food for a single person.

“Ever since the boys got grown [and] I live on my own,” she said, “I really don’t know how to cook small anymore.”

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The next day, she felt strongly compelled to share her leftover feast with the homeless people in her community. She warmed the food and quickly drove to a nearby park, trying to get there before sunset.

She had 11 full plates of warm, hearty deliciousness, just waiting to be shared.

When she set foot in the park, she gave one plate away to a man. She continued walking and noticed a woman sitting under a gazebo with her three children.

A small girl noticed Kim and tugged at her mama’s leg. The homeless mother looked up, with tears running down her face. She had no money, nowhere to go, and had been fervently praying that God would provide some food for her kids.

At the exact moment that Kim walked up to her and her two little girls. The mother was overwhelmed to find an immediate answer to her desperate prayer.

An emotional and overwhelmed Kim recorded a video just moments after the scene took place.

She gives God all the glory for putting her in the right place at the right time.

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“To see the tears and how grateful she was, I was just outdone,” a tearful Kim explained. “I was just at home–that didn’t even cross my mind. God put it on my heart…[to not] throw this food away.”

“This how I know God is real!” What a blessing Kim was to this family, all because she listened to the small voice in her heart, whispering to share.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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