Boy Approaches Elderly Man With Question Only To Be Overheard By Woman Who Can’t Ignore Remark
Kristin Danley 10/4/2018
Some kids are so wrapped up in their phones that they don't pay attention to their surroundings. We've all seen the comical compilations of people with their noises glued to the screen as they walk that they wipe out, including one girl tumbling into a mall's water fountain.
But Emma Cope caught a glimpse of a young boy who thankfully knew when his help was needed at just the right time. Instead of being engrossed in a video on his phone, he jumped at the chance to assist someone definitely in need.
Emma was climbing out of her car when she saw an elderly man walking incredibly slowly along the sidewalk. He was struggling to make his way while carrying a big shopping bag that was throwing off his balance and slowing him down.
When the little boy approached him, the man was caught off guard. And then he was thrilled with what the boy said.
The 28-year-old mom whipped out her phone and snapped a quick photo of their exchange. Her heartwarming post has since gone viral.
"I heard this little boy say to this old man, 'Can I help you carry your bag?'"
The senior citizen was beyond grateful for the help, especially considering he was using a crutch. He willingly handed his belongings to the little boy, appreciative for the offer.
"The old man walked slow and the little boy walked beside him and carried his bag!! The parents of this young man should be so proud as you have obviously brought up a polite and caring young lad!"
The little boy apparently was on his way home from school as evidenced by the backpack he's sporting. But he slowed his pace to match that of the man who was thankful for the help.
Facebook user Bianca Kinane-Ewart wholeheartedly agreed with Emma's sentiment. She noted:
"What a decent lad. Parenting win."
We would have to agree! What a sweet kid and kudos to him and his parents!