Using public transit during rush-hour usually means strangers are going to be all up in your business. Now, most people aren’t too fond of this, but one young man from Hamilton, Ont., embraced it with open arms–and we love him for it.
When a man named Robert (who has special needs) reached out and grabbed the hand of Godfrey Cuotto, while on a local bus earlier this week, Cuotto didn’t recoil at all. Instead, the 21-year-old student let Robert hold onto his hands, lean on him, hug him and kiss his hand on the ride that was over 30 minutes long, according to the Huffington Post Canada.
“He kept holding my hand. I thought I was getting pranked at first, but he just needed comfort,” he told the Huffington Post Canada. “I just allowed it, like what am I going to do? Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else’s needs above yours.”
Now, clearly Cuotto is a stand-up guy and, as it turns out, someone else on the bus thought that as well. They snapped a picture of the lovely exchange and submitted it to the Facebook group called “Only in Hamilton.”
The post has since gone viral–to no one’s surprise–with close to 40,000 likes and 10,000 shares. As one person said in the comment section:
“It’s so heartwarming to really look at this photo & know that in this tough world there’s a young man with a kind heart.” Bravo, Cuotto!