One day Baha’u’llah was walking along te street in the town of Baghdad. As He walked, His long robes flowed behind him. People of would stare and wonder what was it that made them so happy. It was as if the King of Kings had passed by.
Baha’u’llah walked along the crowded paths and passed the little shops and houses. Finally, He came to a bridge acroos a river. Near the bridge lived a very poor and bent old woman. The old woman knew tha every day Baha’u’llah would pass that way, and she was standing, waiting in the roadway.
Baha’u’llah was very pleased to see her. He always gave her food and money so that she was not hungrey. When Baha’u’llah left Baghdad He made sure that for the rest of her life she was properly looked after. He stopped and smiled and bent down low towards her. His eyes were full of love and tender understanding.
She lifted up her face and very gently kissed Him on the cheek.