Witnessing young people doing the right thing when given the chance is an assurance that we are leaving this planet in safe hands. Although societies perceive youngsters as reckless and sometimes selfish, that is not always the case. Many of these people are raised right and they are doing everything in their power to show the world that they are honest human beings, just like the guy from this story.

An elderly man was standing near the escalator at the The Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, Massachusetts, hesitating whether to use it or not. A group of people were waiting for him to start moving, but the man just stood there. It was then when a young man approached closer and offered a helping hand. “Can I help you, sir?” he could be heard asking as he reached his arm towards the elderly gentleman.

The man accepted the arm and explained that he got stuck on an escalator once and he was now afraid to use it.

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Everyone remained patient as the two people who belonged to different generations were getting down.

An onlooker who witnessed the heart-melting scene decided to snap a picture which she later shared online. Along with the photo and the story behind it, the woman wrote: “In about an hour, the evening news will air and we’ll be reminded of division, race wars, political mud-slinging, shootings and other heartaches. But today, violence, race, age, politics and other social lines were blurred and one person simply helped another. I wanted to hug both of them.”

Many were touched by the young man’s act of kindness and couldn’t help by praise him for his heart of gold.

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