After Charity and Brenton Robinson had adopted a little boy, named Lincoln, they decided to spend a night at the rodeo with the family. Unbeknownst to them, everything was about to change.
While at the rodeo, Lincoln was drawn to a stranger with a big cowboy hat and an easy going grin. Lincoln walked right up to the man, later identified as Jason Taylor, and began talking excitedly about the rodeo.
Lincoln has been through a lot in his short life. Much of which has left him with an extreme fear of people and other social issues. His mom was so overwhelmed with gratitude that she snapped this picture and made a post on Facebook.
The Facebook message reads:
“Dear stranger next to us at the rodeo,
When my son came up to you and grabbed your arm, you didn’t know he used to be terrified of people.
When he talked to you about the bulls, you didn’t know he was diagnosed with a language disorder.
When he jumped in your lap and laughed as you tickled him, you didn’t know he had a sensory processing disorder.
You also didn’t know as his mother, I sat in my seat, with tears running down my face, sneaking this photo. When we adopted him a few short months ago, we didn’t know how long it would take for him to laugh, play and engage others like this. You didn’t know any of this, but you took time to connect with a child who has had to fight to learn to connect. My heart is full. Thank you.”
Jason’s daughters spotted the post the next day and helped their dad get in touch with the Robinson family. Turns out the old cowboy was a preacher and was doing what he felt was right.
The Robinsons and Taylors are now friends and Lincoln is now one step closer to recovering the childhood he missed.
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