With all the negative and depressing news circulating the global news feeds on a daily constant. This story stands out as a “feel good” article that is actually creating a big Kiddush Hashem on many social networks. The article originated on Reddit and has been shared over half a million times in the last 24 hours. Below is the text that accompanied the image on Reddit.
“Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?’
He was still sleeping soundly when I got off the train 20 minutes later.
It was a small gesture, but a kind one. I love New Yorkers!”
What a wonderful reminder that every moment is a chance to do something good for another person. And not only that, but inspire the others around us with our small but powerful actions.
The name of the “shoulder rest” traveler is unknown however his righteous act is worthy of being called a Kiddush Hashem.
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