Vancouver, you have a heart after all.
A photo of an all too human moment captured on the SkyTrain earlier this week and posted to Facebook has struck a chord with the city. In two days, it’s been shared nearly 10,000 times.
Ehab Taha posted the photo, which he calls the “most incredible display of humanity” with this explanation:
“A six foot five man suffering from drug abuse and\or mental health issues was being very aggressive on the bus with erratic movements, cursing, shouting, etc. While everyone was scared, this one seventy year old woman reached out her hand, tightly gripping his hand until he calmed down, sat down silently, with eventual tears in his eyes.”
Afterward, Taha writes he spoke to the woman who calmed the man down to ask her about it.
“I’m a mother and he needed someone to touch.”
Taha says with those simple words, the woman began to cry.
He finishes his post with a message to the city.
“Don’t fear or judge the stranger on the bus: life does not provide equal welfare for all its residents.”
The identity of the good Samaritan remains a mystery.