When youngsters are seen to act more gently and humanely than adults without being instructed to, it is unexpected.
An amazing example of such an occurrence occurred on Chengdu Metro Line 2 in Chengdu, China.
A little youngster was seen to be courteous and kind to both his mother and a complete stranger!
According to a fellow rider who watched the entire incident, the youngster was first seated close to his mother on the train. He then stood up and offered his seat to a woman with a baby before returning to his mother.
He took his mother’s pink purse and literally offered her a hand because he saw how tired she was. So his mother wouldn’t have to lean on the hard surface, he placed his palm on the glass pane that served as a makeshift cushion.
He carried his mother’s belongings and gave his hand to his mother as a pillow.
A photograph of the heartwarming incident was taken and shared on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, and has since gone viral. More than 180,000 people have liked the photo, and over 18,000 people have commented on it, complimenting the boy’s selflessness.
“Help me enquire around about who this kid’s parents are,” one person commented. “I’d want to make plans for him to marry my future daughter now.”
Children never fail to amaze us, and this act of kindness is one of those rare occasions when we may renew our confidence in mankind as a whole.