Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Examples of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s extreme approachability

Agnes Parsons' Diary
August 12, 1912
Dublin, NH

I wanted to arrange for Mrs. McKillips to see ‘Abdu’l-Bahá while here, as I heard she was in church. So I went down to the hotel this morning to ask Him, and found Miss McKillips there in the parlor. Mr. and Mrs. Kinney, Mr. Howard Colby Ives and two others and their child, Fareeda, were also there. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá let me tell Him about Miss McKillips. He then arranged that I would ask her to lunch with me, and that He would have her drive home with Him. This He did in the carriage, with Dr. Fareed as well. And I returned with Mrs. Meredith in the pony cart.

This afternoon, among those here were Mrs. King, who said how much she would miss these meetings, Eleanor Cabot, who comes often, Miss Leighton and Mrs. Jack Gardner, Mrs. Pumpelly and Daisy Smythe. Also Mrs. and Miss Shekney. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá seemed even more wonderful than usual today. He was more like what he appeared at the church yesterday than He has seemed before here. He went to the dining room after the address and a little later He took his two guests and their little girl “Fareeda” back to the hotel.