As we departed the Marriott and getting ready to cross the street, I noticed Mrs. King being escorted into the Willard Hotel. With camera in hand, we ran through the busy intersection, and I yelled out "Mrs. King!" The gentleman with her said she didn't have time for a picture. Mrs. King turned, looked at me and said "Yes I do." She stood there while I took the picture. As she was getting ready to enter the hotel she turned and said, "You all have a nice day."
I will never forget the kindness that radiated from such a remarkable woman. Regardless of a tight schedule, she took the time to accommodate a young man with a camera. She had no idea the impact her act of generosity would have on my life. I will always proudly display her picture in my home. I agree with President George W. Bush, after Mrs. King's passing, he said "Mrs. King's lasting contributions to freedom and equality have made America a better and more compassionate nation."