The moment of truth came. I asked him to check it out. He started to move his fingers. He looks at his friend saying nothing (always a good thing). Next he takes off the wrist brace still looking at his friend. The realization hits - he hand is pain-free and healed. So fun to see the reaction!
It was a quick interaction and they were ready to go. I'll bet their conversation turned to Jesus and His healing touch. A Kingdom "drive-by".
Hint: you can ALWAYS stop someone to ask them what is wrong if you see them in a brace, with a crutch, a bandage, etc. it is never not a great way to break into a conversation.