"I shared it with my school class, the picture," Stockton said. "Lots of kids were like, 'Lucky, lucky,' and my teacher said, 'That's a good experience' and 'That's very neat.'"
With time to reflect on the experience, Christy's appreciation for the prophet's kindness has grown.
"Our family has been going through a really tough struggle this last year, and I thought, 'Maybe the prophet felt something and knew that this little boy's had a lot of struggles,' and just asked him to come to him," Cram said. "It's just such a Christlike thing for a prophet to do."
Stockton also said that his testimony was strengthened. The picture of him shaking the prophet's hand has been shared throughout social media, and one day Stockton said he was reading some of the comments people had left online.
"I saw in some of the comments that someone said he's not a prophet," Stockton said. "It made me feel sad."
But these statements haven't swayed Stockton's convictions. When asked how he knew that President Monson was a true prophet, Stockton quickly responded, "Because he acts like Jesus."
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