A young 23 year-old man called Alonzo Johnson saw a senior citizen struggling to go down the escalator at the Holyoke Mall in Holyoke, Mass. Alonzo realised that the 83 year-old man needed a friend to go down the escalator with so he held his arm and sparked up conversation on various topics to keep the man’s attention away from his fears. A woman who was standing behind them both on the escalator snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook as she praised the young man and said that the world needed more heroes like him.
The photo went viral as thousands of people shared their positive feedback from all over the world. He did a great thing by helping a senior citizen face his fears!