Essence Atkins has taken the power of sisterhood to new heights.
While at Atlanta radio station, Hot 107.9, to promote her new stage play, Things Your Man Won’t Do, Atkins humbled herself in front of a total stranger to acknowledge and celebrate the bond that Black women share.
In a video, originally posted on Facebook by Michael Adeyeye, the actress is shown washing the feet of a woman she had just met.
“This wasn’t planned for me to do this,” the actress emotionally proclaimed. “Sisters, it’s important that we love on each other. It’s so important. I know I just met you today but I know the road you walk.”
As the woman placed her face in her hands, Atkins continued.
“I want you to know that you’re beautiful, and I want you to know that I got you, that I support you and I love you. And if we don’t give that to each other y’all we are lost. We will never be what we can be.”
The woman, Allison Pecola Person, later reposted the video and added her commentary as to why she was moved to tears at the hands of Atkins’ actions.
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