Who said chivalry was d-e-a-d? A student went out of his way to do something kind for an elderly woman who appreciated his good deed.
A few men and a 79-year-old woman were riding an elevator in Florida, until it stopped suddenly — they were trapped inside.
So, the guys started making phone calls for help.
It looked like they’d have to wait a while, which proved to be a big problem for the lady. She said she’s unable to stand for long periods of time due to fatigue.
“We were riding with a very nice elderly women,” said Cesar Larios. “As soon as it got stuck the lady said she could not stand for extended periods.”
So, what did Cesar do? He created a human bench for her.
“I offered to serve as a chair,” the 23-year-old told his boss, who contacted the Good News Network. “She was so thankful.”
For a full 30 minutes he sacrificed himself for her comfort, as shown in the photo taken by one Larios’s workers.
Larios’ employer, the hilariously named College Hunks Hauling Junk, wrote on Facebook that Larios’ good deed was part of the company’s desire “to make the world a better place.”
”I thought this was a great example of old-fashioned service and helping your fellow neighbor,” said Co-Founder & President of College Hunks, Nick Friedman. “The response to the picture is mind blowing. Thousands of people are sharing it and posting it on social media. I think what’s great about it is that it’s a genuine moment caught on camera. A lot of people say the younger generation has lost certain values. But one small picture shows that chivalry and hard work are still very much alive in our youth.”
It would have been easy for the student to ignore the old lady’s fatigue. It’s not like it was his grandmother.
But thankfully, he chose to do the right thing and help her instead, proving that a little bit of kindness for a stranger can go a long way.
References: goodnewsnetwork.org, goalcast.com