This Man On Subway Reacts In An Incredible Way To A Stranger Sleeping On His Shoulder

Large cities are known to be all hustle and bustle – people don’t usually have much time or compassion for other commuters and city dwellers – after all, everyone has their own problems? But this picture proves that isn’t always true.

A subway rider snapped a quick photo of what he saw in front of him:

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What an amazing act of kindness! He could’ve easily shrugged or moved but he showed real compassion for his fellow traveler. The man has been identified as Isaac Theil. He shares his own thoughts on what happened:

“Maybe the photo wouldn’t have become so popular if people weren’t seeing a Jewish man with a yarmulke and a black man in a hood, and because they might not necessarily correlate the two. But there is only one reason that I didn’t move, and let him continue sleeping, and that has nothing to do with race. He was simply a human being who was exhausted, and I knew it and happened to be there and have a big shoulder to offer him.”

“I would love for people to use this as a lesson to just be good to each other.”

We second that!

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