He Felt Awkward When A Stranger Clasped His Hand, But When He Realized Why, He Didn’t Let Go.


An act of kindness, irrespective of how small it may be, is never wasted. I think that no matter who you are or where you think you fit within the society, being kind is always appreciated. And trust me, being nice to people definitely makes our day a lot sunnier. For Godfrey Cutto, a 21 year old who availed public transport on a sunny afternoon, something strange happened, and he didn’t know how to react. He just did as his instincts guided him. Curious to know what happened? Read on.

Godfrey was returning home, when he got into a bus and sat down on a vacant chair. A man came up to him andextended his hand to greet him. No Godfrey is not a celebrity. Hence he too was surprised with this man’s request. Anyway he accommodated. “He kept holding my hand. I thought I was getting pranked at first, but he just needed comfort” said Godfrey. The young man who asked for Godfrey’s hand was Robert. He had special needs and always needed someone to take care of him.


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Robert held on to Godfrey firmly as if he knew him since ages. Godfrey says, “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.” A random person took a pic of this beautiful sight and posted it on Facebook. Soon a family member of Robert got in touch with Godfrey and thanked him being kind enough to support Robert. This young man was a hearing impaired and also suffered from cerebral palsy. Robert always needed a comforting source for himself as he was terrified of new environments; all this was explained by Robert’s ever thankful family member, who had also seen the pic on Facebook and got in touch with Godfrey.


It just takes one small act of kindness to make a big difference in someone else’s life. If we all take it upon ourselves to do at least one kind act a day, this world will be a much better place to live in.


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