Simple Subway Compassion

sleeping on a stranger
Yesterday, a user on Reddit shared this image along with the description below. And we just had to share it with you:
“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.

Source: charidy.com/

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24 thoughts on “Simple Subway Compassion

  1. It happened to me once before. I was riding the work bus headed back home after a long day of work inside hanger under the worst conditions ever. The temperature was above 105 F, and I kept on working for like 9 hours in this weather. Anyway, I fell asleep on the shoulder of an older engineer sitting next to me, then my lower jaw dropped a bit and of course I was sweating in that hot weather. Amazingly the man didn’t wake me up for more than 45 minutes until the bus reached town.

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  2. Nice.
    However, I deeply feel that referring to these two people as “a kid” and “a man” would be yet another step towards a better world.
    Just sayin’ … .

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  3. My immediate response to reading of this compassion was “or tolerance”, but then I read the caption explanation. Just lovely :).

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  4. Appreciated your take on the subject. I have put all the religion and philosophy books away now and try to live by a simple mantra – never be the cause of anyone’s misfortune and never pass up an opportunity to perform a charitable deed. I was born on Staten Island, Port Richmond in 1949 but have been in Miami since I was 5 years old. Thanks visit my blog.

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    1. Hi Carl πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and nice to meet you.

      “never be the cause of anyone’s misfortune and never pass up an opportunity to perform a charitable deed.”..is a lovely quote/mantra. Would you object at all if we were to share this on our kindness quotations page? No problems if not πŸ™‚

      Peace to you…

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