Young man helps older man in touching photo

Credit: JGI

Credit: JGI

A touching moment captured between a young man and an elderly citizen is warming hearts across the country.

Paula Accorsi Picard shared a photo she snapped at Holyoke Mall on Facebook, where it quickly went viral.

She explained that an elderly man looked hesitant to get on the escalator, and a crowed started to form around him.

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“It was clear he was feeling unsure, and this young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a, ‘Can I help you on, sir?’” wrote Accorsi Picard. “He quietly started to explain to the young man that he had gotten stuck on an escalator once and was a little scared.”

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A little redemption for the suffering human soul 😊 The older man was paused at the top of an escalator and a few people...

Posted by Paula Accorsi Picard on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Accorsi Picard thanked the young man in the post for his simple gesture.

“Whoever this young man is, your family raised you right! Thank you!” she wrote.

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