This photo of a teenager helping an elderly woman down an escalator in Fort Wayne went viral.
Leah Kerr was shopping at Glenbrook Square Mall one day. She was with her two kids and their grandmother. She stepped off the escalator to go and buy some food, but she immediately noticed that grandma was not with them anymore.
Turned out, the woman was stuck at the top of the escalator, and was too afraid to go down, as WXIN reported. She was afraid she might lose her balance and fall down the moving steps.
“I didn’t realize until I stepped on that grandma was too scared to get on. I felt horrible as I watched her try again and again to get her footing right. People walked around her, pushed by her or asked her to step to the side,” Kerr wrote.
What made it even harder for Kerr was that her hands were practically tied as she held her kids, and she couldn’t help the woman immediately.
But then, something surprising happened. A teen appeared from behind the elderly woman and helped her ride down the escalator.
Kerr was so amazed by the whole scene, she made a Facebook post about it and shared an image of the situation.
“Grandma went with me shopping tonight in Ft Wayne, Just me, her and the two little ones. I was carrying all of the bags and trying to hold both girls hands as we went down the escalator. I didn’t realize until I stepped on, that grandma was too scared to get on, I felt horrible as I watched her try again and again to get her footing right. People walked around her, pushed by her or asked her to step to the side- until this amazing man saw her. Not only was he not ashamed to help her, but held her hand the entire way down and helped her off. Thank you so so much to him.”