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Ovation: Young Man Gives Shirt Off His Back To Shivering Stranger.


1There’s so much madness happening around us. Armed civilians are holding federal buildings hostage. Vigilante passengers on a flight from New York to Chicago hog-tied a woman who supposedly attacked a flight attendant. Across the U.S., folks are lining up in bitter cold temperatures to buy a chance to win a record-breaking $1.4-billing-plus Powerball lottery jackpot while Sylvester Stallone is winning acting awards. The world has gone mad. It’s hard to find good news.

Twenty-one-year-old New Yorker, Lazaro Nolasco, encountered a beautiful moment last Friday evening and he captured it on video. Having boarded a somewhat empty Brooklyn-bound A train in Washington Heights, he witnessed a young man approach an elderly man who was sitting alone, shirtless and shivering, and who appeared to be unwell. As temperatures in the city neared freezing, Nolasco recorded the interaction between the elderly man and the Good Samaritan.

The Good Samaritan, literally, removed the shirt that he was wearing and helped the older man put it on before giving him a hat as well.

The younger man, allegedly, took the older man to a nearby hospital once they got off the train.

Ellen“It is strange to get an award for being nice and generous and kind which is what we’re all supposed to do with one another. That’s the point of being a human.” – Ellen DeGeneres, accepting the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian

It’s certainly wonderful to see this reminder that random acts of kindness continue to take place around us. It might seem that we have to look a little harder to find them, but they’re happening. Kindness shouldn’t make headlines, but it should also not be ignored.


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  1. That is a wonderful story. Thanks for letting me know about it.


  2. Nicely done.


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