I saw the most incredible display of humanity on the sky train. A six foot five man suffering from drug abuse and\or mental health issues was being very aggressive on the bus with erratic movements, cursing, shouting, etc. While everyone was scared, this one seventy year old woman reached out her hand, tightly gripping his hand until he calmed down, sat down silently, with eventual tears in his eyes. I spoke to the woman after this incident and she simply said, "I'm a mother and he needed someone to touch." And she started to cry. Don't fear or judge the stranger on the bus. ~Ehab Taha
Ehab's Facebook post about the incident was shared more than 5,800 in 48 hours.
Reference link: BC CTV News
“His hand was hanging there so I just extended myself to him and just grabbed hold of his hand,” she said. “He completely calmed right down.”
They rode hand-in-hand until he reached his stop, at which point witnesses said he thanked her before walking off.
Fellow Surrey resident Ehab Taha was touched by her gesture, and decided to capture it with a photo:
After he uploaded it to Facebook with a brief summary of what happened, it was shared more than 16,000 times in a matter of days.
Reference link: Full Story