Meals on Wheels, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and other organizations have offices set up around the country that help the elderly and disabled with everything from meal delivery to finding local resources and support. But when an elderly gentleman suddenly finds himself caught up in bad weather while pushing his cart down the sidewalk, potentially facing a slip-and-fall accident, who does he call?
It’s in instances like this, as exemplified in the short clip below, that everyday citizens can step up and lend a compassionate hand.
The video is all of 19 seconds, but that’s really all it takes to bring the message home. The man is slowly shuffling through a crosswalk, pushing a wheeled cart ahead of him; walking by his side, shielding the man from a torrential hailstorm with a black and red umbrella, is a young boy dressed in shorts and a t-shirt. Neither of them, it appears, was aware of the sudden turn the weather would take.
“There’s still good kids out there, they just don’t put them out on the Internet anymore,” comments the man who captured the moment on video.
Thank goodness he did; since it was posted on May 14, the clip has been viewed more than 1.6 million times. That’s more than 1.6 million people who could be inspired toward similar actions when they see someone who could use some help.
Watch the inspiring moment in the video below.
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