It is sometimes surprising how children act more kind and humane than adults without being told to.
Such an incident occurred on the Chengdu Metro Line 2 in Chengdu, China.
A boy was seen to have shown kindness and compassion to both his mother and a stranger!
A fellow passenger who witnessed the whole incident told Shanghaiist that the boy was initially sitting next to his mother. He then got up and offered his seat to a lady with a stroller, then went to stand by his mother.
When he saw that his mother was exhausted, he gave her a hand by taking her pink handbag. So that his mother wouldn’t have to lean on the hard surface, his hand rested on the glass pane that acted as a makeshift pillow.
His mother lay on his hand as he carried her things.
The touching photo was captured and posted on a Chinese blog called Weibo where it has since gone viral. Over 180,000 people have liked the photo, and more than 18,000 comments have praised the boy’s selflessness.
One user even wrote “Help me find out who this kid’s parents are.”.
Hopefully he will marry my future daughter.”
Children never cease to amaze us, and this act of compassion is just one of those moments that can renew our faith in humanity as a whole.