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Oklahoma man praised for heartwarming exchange with little girl at airport

KOCO Oklahoma City logo KOCO Oklahoma City 2/5/2019
a boy looking at the camera: Armentrout said the heartwarming exchange lasted 45 minutes. © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Armentrout said the heartwarming exchange lasted 45 minutes.

An Oklahoma man is being praised for his act of kindness caught on camera at the airport in Las Vegas.

Kevin Armentrout said in a Facebook post that his little daughter was “being her usual inquisitive self,” saying hi to everyone she could, until she walked up to a man named “Joseph,” who Armentrout said was visiting from Oklahoma.

“He reached out and asked if she wanted to sit with him. He pulled out his tablet and showed her how to draw with it, they watched cartoons together, and she offered him snacks,” Armentrout said in the Facebook post.

Armentrout said the heartwarming exchange lasted 45 minutes.

“Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, different genders, different races, different generations and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her,” Armentrout said.

Armentrout said Joseph was in Las Vegas for a conference, and that they were headed to San Diego while Joseph was going back home to Oklahoma.

"The response I have gotten back from people in Oklahoma is that Joseph is the real deal! And has been his whole life," Armentrout told KOCO 5.

He said he posted the photo in hopes that Joseph will see it and that he wants to thank him for showing his daughter what kindness and compassion looks like.

“Continue to shine your light in the world,” he said.

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