We are about to enter one of the busiest seasons for most people — the holiday season.
With extra shopping, long to-do lists, and added social events, most of us are so focused on what we need to accomplish that we barely slow down.
One man, however, not only slowed down, he also stopped his car, got out, and helped a woman across a snowy street.
On the Daily Mail Video Facebook page, you can watch this young man as he engages in this act of kindness.
Street and store lights are on as snow falls. The road is already heavy with snow when viewers see a tall man in a red jacket and ski cap, holding shopping bags in one hand.
His other hand is held by a much shorter woman in a black coat, hunched over against the snow and leaning on a cane. The text on the video reports he had seen the woman struggling in the snow when he decided to jump out and help her cross the street.
At this time of year, we talk a lot about loving our neighbors. 1 Corinthians 13:4a, ESV, says, “Love is patient and kind,” and here, we have a walking example of the kind of love the Bible describes.
Facebook viewers are commenting in appreciation:
“This is what all young people should be doing. Treating elderly folk with a good measure of respect and kindness. Hats off to the young fella!”
“God bless you my brother I live you so much and may the good lord remember your good act of love and kindness on the last day”
Early in 2020, WLWT in Cincinnati, interviewed a teenager similarly captured on film helping a blind woman across a busy street.
Dontarius Caldwell told the reporter, “I was just helping the elderly, giving a helping hand. The key word is helping hand. Everybody gotta get a helping hand.”
“Helping an old lady across the street” may be a cliché to some, but seeing it lived out, is anything but overused or unoriginal.
Reports of both these stories have gone viral, indicating that we’re all hungry for news of kindness.
Who will be motivated next by the examples these young men have set? Maybe this year it’s your turn to keep an eye out for someone in need and to offer a kind and helping hand across a busy street.
Who knows? You may be the next person to inspire others all around the world.