After a picture of a man sleeping on a Frum subway traveler lit up Social networks all around the world, the “sleepy” rider has publicly issued a statement of appreciation. The Frum rider,Isaac Theil, was taken aback by the amount of publicity this simple act generated.
Another subway rider was so struck by Theil’s nonchalant empathy that he snapped a picture and put it on Reddit, from which it was then posted to Facebook. The following is the text that was posted:
“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 stranger, Garvey Dutes, was appreciative, coming forward to comment on Facebook:
The story isn’t quite over, as Dutes’ Facebook page reports, “I will be reuniting with the q train man to personally thank him”
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