In a heartwarming photo going viral, an older man readily helps a young man learn to tie his necktie in a train station.
The older man’s wife spotted the young man sitting on a subway bench in a shirt and suit trousers, but struggling to tie his tie.
She encouraged her spouse, who was in a fleece and flat cap, to ‘come over here’ and help the young stranger.
It was uploaded on Facebook by Redd Desmond Thomas, from Atlanta, who spotted the compassionate moment at the city’s Lindbergh Center.
‘The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie,’ he explained in the post.
‘The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked “Do you know how to tie it properly?” The young guy said “No ma’am”.
‘She taps her husband and says “Come here and teach this young man how to tie his tie.” The older gentleman moved without hesitation and game him a step-by-step tutorial; then afterward the older gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it.’
Thomas added: ‘I love this!’
And so do thousands of others. Since the photo was posted on Facebook on Saturday, it has been liked hundred thousands times and counting.
“This is how humans should treat each other. Well done,” one user wrote.
Another Facebook user wrote: ‘Imagine how many lives we can touch and differences we all could make if we just sacrificed a few minutes of our time for someone in need. It goes beyond putting up a country’s flag and mourning the dead… it starts in our very own communities.’
Another added: ‘I absolutely love this! It’s the small things that make the biggest impact. Finally, some positivity!’
References: Daily Mail, Today