Christian musician Carlos Whittaker was in Atlanta to work on a music video for his song “God of Second Chances,” when a homeless man walked onto the set in the middle of filming.

Before Carlos or the crew had a chance to react, the man, whom they later learned was named Danny, knelt down and began crying. Carlos kept singing, and soon enough Danny joined in. Both his voice and his character were absolutely beautiful.

Even though he looked for him often, Carlos never saw Danny again. Last year, he wrote about the experience:

Whether Danny was an angel or simply a person who felt moved to sing that day, he is a reminder that a person’s character isn’t always what it seems on the outside. And in a world that is so quick to judge and name-call based on preconceptions and stereotypes, that is a very important thing to remember.

Read more from Carlos Whittaker in his book Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You.
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Emily first started working for IJR back in 2013. She's served in capacities ranging from writer to editor to social media manager, and she is now Managing Editor of IJR and Dearly. Emily holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Rollins College, where she helped launch a social entrepreneurship curriculum. She is passionate about faith, family, travel, food, and making the world a better place.

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