The photo was uploaded to Facebook and accompanied by the below caption from someone who witnessed the act of kindness:
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 [almost a reflex response] 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), and got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in progress before hopping on the train. I LOVE THIS!
I needed to post this. I’m fresh off posting the story about France dropping twenty bombs on ISIS posts in Syria. And I was pumped about it. Happiness shouldn’t be the first emotion you feel upon hearing that 20 bombs are being dropped. Doesn’t matter who it is. Sad state of affairs. But this old bro teaching a young bro a practical skill he’ll likely never forget is a reminder that good exists everywhere. You just have to rummage through the shit to get to the magic mushrooms.