Story behind the viral video: Lynchburg boy walks into a bathroom stall asking for help washing his hands
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)– In Lynchburg, one little boy got pretty friendly in a Chick-Fil-A bathroom. You may have seen the video online- it’s everywhere.
4-year-old Levi Stevens needed help washing his hands, so he went under a stall and asked. The man in the stall took a video and it now has over 11 million views on Twitter alone.
Stevens is the kind of kid who gives hugs to anyone. He has a lot of love inside.
“He is a sweet soul,” said his mother, Melissa Stevens.
He’s also pretty trusting.
Monday night, just before his dinner arrived his mom said it was time for them to wash their hands.
“And he took off running,” said Stevens.
“She said, ‘Levi! Come in the girl’s room.’ And I said, ‘Noooo.’ I want to go to the boy’s room,” said Levi.
Levi’s plan was foolproof, except for the fact that he’s not tall enough to reach the sink. He needed some help.
So he poked his head under a stall.
“What’s your name?” Levi asks.
“Okay,” and Levi walked right into the stall as a man was sitting on the toilet.
Andrew Hall, a Chick-Fil-A employee, was the one in the stall. He was taking his end-of-shift bathroom break when he met Levi.
“I want someone to hold me and help wash my hands,” said Levi.
Hall laughed and told him his mom was right outside. That didn’t convince Levi to leave just yet.
Eventually, Levi opened the door up and walked out. He left Hall to his business and went back to eat his dinner.
“And then we goed home,” Levi said as a grin washed across his face.
His mom didn’t know what he did, or that a video even existed.
“Oh my gosh! I couldn’t believe it,” said Stevens.
She was just outside the door the entire time.
“I could hear him. So if something bad would have been going on I would have been in there in seconds,” said Stevens.
The family is shocked, but also grateful that Hall was so kind.
“I just thought he was a young kid…doing what kids do,” said Hall. “Being curious.”
Some people have been casting judgement online, but the family thinks the video displayed innocence that we don’t often see anymore.
“I think the majority of people thought it was very sweet and brought a lot of smiles to people’s faces,” said Stevens.