This is a story about love, loss, family and children. A true emotional tear-jerker and for good reason.
Taylor and Chris Fisher were enjoying Disney World with their young son Oliver when a chance encounter changed their perspective forever.
Taylor & Chris Fisher
A ‘sweet couple’ stopped to take the Fisher family’s photo in front of the Eiffel Tower at Epcot Center. The moments that followed were so beautiful and profound, Taylor doubted words could do it justice. Still, he took to Facebook to share her beautiful story with the world.
“While in France a sweet couple stopped to take our picture in front of the Eiffel Tower. They were very patient as Oliver did not cooperate during the picture taking and finally got a decent one. We said ‘thank you’ and went on our way.”
Moments later, the man who just took their picture, ran up to the couple, promised he was being ‘creepy’ and asked them a very serious question.
The couple, Scott and Sally, had three children of their own, but recently lost their youngest son, Duke, just months before. Their late son’s birthday fell on July 1st, the very day they encountered the Fisher’s. Their son would have been 1 years old.
In honor of Duke, Scott and Sally asked the Fisher’s a strange question. They wanted to take the Fisher’s son, Oliver, on a shopping spree at the Mouse Gears gift shop in honor of Baby Duke.
The entire story was shared on Facebook
“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. Chris and I of course followed behind (we’re not that crazy).”
Duke’s parents took the little boys hands and walked him through the store together. The little boy couldn’t have been more happy and his parents were just as pleased.
“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.”