Christian singer Lauren Daigle recently visited numerous young patients staying at the Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando.
“It was amazing to see how these children came alive at the sounds coming from bells and wooden instruments,” Daigle mentioned. “All the struggle melted away. I saw eyes light up and smiles sneak in. I learned so many things this day, but one thing I hold dear: inclusion of people always wins.”
A particularly memorable part of Daigle’s visit was when she met a young patient named Gabriel.
“I met Gabriel today. He lit up the entire hospital,” the singer wrote. “He would sing at the top of his lungs and laugh with joy that would shake your bones.”
“I’ve never seen a human more passionate about people,” Daigle expressed. “If he was happy, he made sure you felt it too! Wanna know something wild? He had half of his brain removed when he was 6 months old. Love is a choice! This sweet boy changed my life. I prayed tonight, “Lord, make me more like Gabriel.”
Many of Daigle’s followers shared their reactions. One Instagram user known as kiyana_ma wrote: “I need the Christian world to see the sincerity of Lauren’s Christ-like heart when she’s with these sick babies and their families. She is doing something with clean hands and a pure heart that most of us wouldn’t have the innocence to do correctly.”
Monniewrites, another follower of the singer, responded: “Wow! Lauren, this is so beautiful. I know we shouldn’t just watch things like this on our Instagram’s feed, but we should actually be doing the same. This literally made me cry and I’m not exaggerating. I cry because you go to places where not so many would dare to go (prisons, hospitals) and I see the genuine heart you have for people.”
“Gabriel was this happy because he could see your genuine heart for him,” the user added. “Love your heart, Lauren. This is the real heart of Jesus and I crave to have it too!”
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