Day after day of hearing about stabbings, shootings or hate crimes can really wear down our faith in humanity, can’t it?
Then, along comes a simple picture that reminds us there are still good people in the world.
Hospice nurse Paula Accorsi Picard was at Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts one day last week. As she describes in her Facebook post:
It was clear he was feeling unsure and this young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a “can I help you on, sir?”
He quietly started to explain to the young man that he had gotten stuck on an escalator once and was a little scared.
The young man gently offered an assurance, they looked at each other eye to eye for just a moment and the older man accepted his arm.
A random act of kindness. A simple gesture.
Like Ellen Degeneres says every day at the end of her show, “Be kind to one another.”