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This lovely photo of an elderly couple helping a young man tie his tie is going viral

A simple but meaningful act of kindness.

SOMETIMES, YOU JUST need to remember that people can be nice to each other. Here’s your reminder for today.

This picture of a man helping a younger man tie his tie was snapped by Atlanta man Redd Desmond Thomas, who shared it on Facebook at the weekend.

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Thomas wrote:

The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked “Do you know how to tie it properly?” The young guy said “No ma’am.” She taps her husband and says “Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie.”
The older gentleman moved without hesitation and gave him a step-by-step tutorial; then – afterward – the elder gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it.

“I was some distance away, but close enough to hear the exchange,” Thomas wrote. “And got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in process before hopping on the train. I LOVE THIS!”

The picture is going viral on Facebook, where hundreds of thousands of people have been touched by this simple yet sweet act of kindness.



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