21-year-old Godfrey Cutto had an awkward moment while traveling in the bus. When he entered the bus he saw an empty seat, the young Godfrey started moving towards it, he was then approached by a man. Godfrey thought of giving this man his seat, but instead, the stranger asked for a hand shake. Cutto, got confused by the gesture, but did not want to seem rude, act in response to the gesture. Strangely, the man held on to his hand and just didn’t want to let go. Although Godfrey wasn’t sure of the man’s intentions, the 21-year-old was kind enough to keep his palm wrapped up to the stranger’s.
Godfrey said, “He kept holding my hand. I thought I was getting pranked at first, but he just needed comfort.”
Throughout the ride, the man leaned on to Godfrey like a child in need of comfort and protection, with his hand still glued to Godfrey’s. Cutto added “I just allowed it, like what am I going to do? Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else’s needs above yours.”
Someone who was observing this strange sight took a picture and uploaded it on Facebook. A family member of this specially-abled man got in touch with Godfrey to thank him for his kindness. The family member told Godfrey that Robert, the man who needed Godfrey’s help, was suffering from cerebral palsy and deafness. The disorder makes Robert uncomfortable in a strange territory, explaining the reason he stayed attached to Godfrey through the journey.
Godfrey stayed with Robert till his destination, though he had to get off a few blocks before Robert’s.
This gives us a lesson that even a simple act of kindness can make a huge difference to a lot of people. And in Robert’s case, Godfrey’s understanding made all the difference in the world. So if you get a chance to help someone, never hesitate. Help others; you never know the slightest kindness would mean so much to them.