Massachusetts resident Paula Accorsi Picard recorded a stranger’s act of kindness on Facebook, and the post went viral.
“A little redemption for the suffering human soul,” was how Paula opened her description of what she witnessed.
So what was so special?
According to Paula an elderly man was stuck at the top of an escalator and a line of people started to form, waiting to get on.
That is when a younger man walked up to him and asked, ‘can I help you get on, sir?’ Offering his arm.
“He quietly started to explain to the young man that he had gotten stuck on an escalator once and was a little scared,” Picard said. “The young man gently offered an assurance, they looked at each other eye to eye for just a moment and the older man accepted his arm.”
Picard post has more than 350,000 likes and more than 167,000 shares.
“I wanted to hug both of them,” Picard said. “Whoever this young man is, your family raised you right!”