Woman’s Act Of Kindness For A Blind Man Goes Viral

Casey Spelman, of Indianapolis, was visiting friends in Chicago and spotted a blind man having trouble hailing a cab. Without a word, Spelman split from her friends, walked over to the man and tapped him on the shoulder.

“Do you want some help getting a cab?” Spelman asked.

“He said, ‘Yeah, you sound pretty, so cabs will probably stop for you before me,'” Spelman recalled the man joking.

Photo credit: Ryan Hamilton / Facebook

The 26-year-old didn’t think anything of her act of kindness, but Ryan Hamilton, who was watching from the rooftop of a restaurant, was so touched by the kind gesture he posted pictures of the pair on Facebook, praising the woman for lending a helping hand.

“Wanted to give a shout-out to this girl,” Hamilton wrote on Facebook. “No idea who she is, but we are in Wrigleyville on the rooftop of Old Crow Smokehouse. There was a blind Cubs fan trying to hail a cab for several minutes until the lady came up and asked him if he needed help hailing a cab. She stood there with him until one pulled up. Awesome to see such kindness in a world that the media portrays so much hate in. Share freely in hopes that her kindness spreads.”

Photo credit: Ryan Hamilton / Facebook

The post was met with overwhelming response.

“It was a strange feeling to see photos of yourself that you did not know were taken,” Spelman told CBS News. “Not only did I not realize anyone was watching, but I had no idea it would have such an impact on people.”

Photo credit: Ryan Hamilton / Facebook

Spelman says she is happy her pictures are inspiring others and hopes others will step outside of their comfort zones if they encounter a similar situation.

“It’s okay if you are unsure of how to interact with someone, but do your best, be brave, and just be willing to help,” she said. “I think if you treat someone with respect it will always be appreciated.”
Read more at http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2254/Woman-s-Act-Of-Kindness-For-A-Blind-Man-Goes-Viral#mGykY00dxcQ25P1X.99

 

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