The New York City subway system is about the last place from which you would expect to hear a feel-good story. And yet, that’s exactly what we have here.
Kia Tatiyana Davis was riding the subway last Thursday when she noticed a man across the aisle sitting next to a little boy. The man was immersed in his phone (as one generally is) and was playing some sort of game to pass the ride. What he didn’t initially realize was that the boy sitting next to him was following along.
What follows is the cutest interaction you’ll see all day, captured in three short videos, starting with the boy starting to peek over at the man’s phone:
Soon, the man realizes the boy is watching the game. He leans forward and even chats up the young boy, no doubt getting some helpful advice on how not to get hit by the cars or knock over the pigs or whatever the youths are playing on their phones these days.
And then the man hands his phone to the eager kid, who immediately starts playing on the phone as the man looks on:
No, You’re Crying
OK, who is cutting onions in here?
Davis was so moved by the man’s gesture to a kid he had just met that she posted the interaction on Facebook.
“What I witnessed today on the train,” Davis wrote. “I almost cried y’all.”
Judging by the reaction, a lot of people were right there alongside Davis. The post has been shared more than 50,000 times and has more than 1,000 comments, most of which included a reaction similar to that of Trisha Masiba who wrote: “MY HEART MY SOUL.” Then, there was Devan Surendran who said the videos were “the NICEST thing I’ve seen today! Way to go, mate! You’re a star!”
Thanks to phones, it’s pretty easy to tune out the world when you’re in public. So it’s nice to see a phone bring two strangers together for once. And hey, if this kid is anything like the ones I know, he probably got a new high score for the man.
Heroic Police Officer Jumped Off An Overpass To Save Boy’s Life
Another amazing story out of New York City involves a heroic police officer who earlier this month jumped off of a highway overpass to save a boy’s life.
While driving to work, Hastings-on-Hudson police officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo spotted a young teen running along the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, New York. She watched the boy climb over a guardrail and jump about 30 feet below into a storage yard.
Without thinking, Ferreira Cavallo parked her car on the shoulder, grabbed a first-aid kit and made nearly the same jump.
“Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high,” Ferreira Cavallo told The Westchester Journal News.
One user, @hubbysaidno, pointed out that Ferreira Cavallo had received six life-saving awards in seven years. What a hero!
This officer, Jessie Ferreira Cavallo is a badass! I hope the boy will be ok 🙏🏼 it mentions that Jessie has received 6 life saving awards in 7 yrs.! Wowza! Fortune citizens in the community of Hastings on Hudson, NY https://t.co/6UPspepV2g #Heroine #hero
— I’mJules (@hubbysaidno) August 6, 2018
The young teenager sustained broken bones, among other injuries, but was given a second chance thanks to Ferreira Cavallo’s actions.