When a young grandson asked to visit his grandfather and when the parents asked him which one, the young boy replied, “The one that lives at the airport.” Which busy prophet was he referring to?
a. Spencer W. Kimball
b. Joseph F. Smith
c. Ezra Taft Benson
d. Howard W. Hunter
B David O. McKay
Though the leader of nearly three million people, President McKay understood the meaning of this scripture: “The worth of souls in great in the sight of God.” Every person with whom he came in contact was recognized for his or her individual importance. Once a little girl in a blue dress asked President McKay for his autograph. He jokingly commented to her, “Do you think I can write plainly enough so you can read it?” Before he could write his name, he was interrupted, and when he looked down, the little girl had gone. His son reported, “I have never seen Father more upset.” The Prophet asked him to find the little girl, stating, “I’m sure she has the impression that I didn’t want to sign her book. She misinterpreted my remarks. You must find her.” The local leaders were then requested to locate the girl and mail the prophet her book. They did so and, true to his word, President McKay signed the book and sent it back.
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 89.