- Gentleman who assisted an elderly man move down escalator showered with praise
- The 83-year-old pensioner wanted to move down an escalator in a shopping mall
- The young lad gave the seemingly frightened old man a helping hand
The young gentleman who helped an elderly man move down an escalator in Holyoke shopping mall, Massachusetts, last week is now a celebrity.
The 23-year-old lad, identified as Alonzo Johnson, gave a seemingly terrified 83-year-old man a helping hand as he moved down an escalator in the mall.
“The old man looked a bit scared to step onto the escalator. So I figured he needed some help to move. I decided to assist him,” says Johnson.
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His friend and a few strangers saw what he did. They managed to take a snapshot of the incident and shared it on social media and it immediately went viral.
As of today, the photo has received over 420,000 likes and 25,000 comments, all of which are praises for Johnson’s act of kindness.
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Johnson himself says he never expected his simple act could receive so much attention.
Watch touching video of the simple act of kindness: