I was trolling my Facebook’s timeline when I came across this very touching video. Hit play below and read my thoughts afterward.
Essence Atkins got down on her knees and washed my friend Allison Pecola Person’s feet today which I believe is a wonderful way to exude a simple act of kindness. #WWJD #TYL
Posted by Michael Adeyeye on Friday, November 13, 2015
I had yet to know the story behind why Essence chose to do this kind gesture, but I was immediately in tears before the end of the video.
Actress Essence Atkins solidified the true meaning behind the term Sisterhood.
During her promotion in Atlanta this past weekend for her stage play Things Your Man Won’t Do, Essence along with her castmates went into a whole playful game of “what your man won’t do” at their Meet & Greet, until Essence chose a moment to express how important it is for women to love one another. That’s when Essence chose to get down on her knees to wash the feet of a stranger by the name of Allison Pecola Person, a promotions coordinator at Radio One. She lovingly showed her and the rest that observed that special moment what Jesus would do.
Essence displayed exceedingly high levels of genuine sisterhood and exemplifies a woman who is not fearful to show another woman love and respect.
We need more of that.
In case you’re not clear about the message behind Essence and Allison’s touching moment, Read Allison’s Facebook message below
UPDATE: November 16th, 2015
To add to her message from yesterday, Allison took the time to explain once again why Essence did what she did. Take a look at her video below. The person who filmed the video by the name of Michael Adeyeye also shared how much that moment affected him.
For those of you who wondered “how in the heck did Essence Atkins just start washing some random girl’s feet…?” Well, here’s your answer!
Hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me! I hope that once you’re done watching it, you’re encouraged to go and wash the feet of your neighbor.
Allison Pecola Person
Posted by Allison Pecola Person on Monday, November 16, 2015