VANCOUVER, Canada – This story is a reminder that a bit of compassion goes a long way.
Ehab Taha was riding the SkyTrain in Vancouver a few weeks ago when she spotted a tall man acting very strangely.
He said he was being very aggressive, shouting and cursing, frightening passengers on board.
In a Facebook post, Ehab recalled that one woman was able to calm him down, reaching out to hold his hand tightly, not letting go.
Within seconds, the man sat down silently, with tears filling his eyes.
“I spoke to the woman after the incident,” said Ehab, “and she simply said, ‘I’m a mother and he needed someone to touch.’”
And the woman started to cry.
“Don’t fear or judge the stranger on the bus: life does not provide equal welfare for all its residents,” wrote Ehab.
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