Some parents are blamed for being overprotective towards their children, but when you try to walk in their shoes, everything is quite different. “Stranger danger” is often very real, because many kidnappers or children abusers will try to disguise themselves into tricking you and your children. Even though Disney World is one of the happiest places in the world it is still not immune to terrible things happening like this event here.
But thankfully this story is all about love and kindness.
Chris and Taylor Fisher were the most grateful parents at Disney World after a stranger couple changed their lives forever.
Chris and Taylor Fisher took their son, Oliver, to Disney World to watch him experience everything. They were spending the day at Epcot when another couple stopped and graciously took some pictures of the family in front of the “Eiffel Tower”. Oliver wasn’t cooperating so well, but eventually, the pictures were great and the couples parted ways.
Just minutes later, however, the man who had just taken their photo came back and asked if he could talk to them for a minute. It was starting to seem suspicious. He introduced himself as Scott and his wife as Sally. The couple was in tears as they explained that one of their four kids had died. In fact, that day – July 1st – would have been baby Duke’s first birthday.
They told the Fishers that Oliver reminded them of their precious Duke and asked if they could take the little boy on a shopping spree.
“As a parent, and looking back on the moment, you would never think to just give your child over to perfect strangers. But in that moment I was so overwhelmed with peace, a peace that only God can provide, that I handed my little boy over and watched as he held the hands of these two people whom my heart suddenly felt so connected with.” This is what Taylor recalled, adding that she and Chris followed behind.
Scott and Sally walked Oliver through the store, happy to be with him as he looked so much like their passed son.
“When we got to the store Sally held Oliver’s hand and led him to the toys,” Taylor wrote. “I watched her eyes turn from sadness to joy every time Oliver smiled at her. I watched the sorrow turn to hope each time Oliver picked up a toy and hugged her thank you. As Oliver reached ‘up, up’ I watched Scott’s pain start to fade as he held Oliver and wept into his head. Through an act of their own generosity, I witnessed a couple begin to heal from the grief and ache of losing something so dear.”
Taylor then recalled the beautiful way these people ended their encounter.
“We held each other and we prayed,” she said. “God’s presence was so real and we praised him, for it was only God who could have brought us together. As we left, Sally told us that she prayed that God would send her closure and tonight was her gift from God. After tonight she could start to move on. To heal.”
Taylor was immensely touched by this event.
“Y’all. This is God. He is so real. Only he can put the right people in the right place at the right time. He designed it this way. Had we stopped in one more shop, went a different direction, we would have missed it. But we didn’t because God was in control. And that, my friends, makes life a whole lot more meaningful.”