This 8-Year-Old’s Act of Kindness Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity


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Sometimes the news can be a total drag—but sometimes, there’s actually some really sweet, decent news. One recent viral video has become a welcome breath of fresh, airy good news for a change: eight-year-old Maurice Adams Jr. helped an elderly woman up a flight of stairs while a bystander filmed the encounter. And what did the video show? To start with, pure awesomeness.

Riley Duncan did more than just watch when he saw a little boy help an older woman with a walker up a flight of outdoor stairs. Instead, he got out his phone and recorded the entire exchange for the whole world to see, too.

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So what does Duncan’s video show? To start with, it shows Adams gallantly helping the woman walk up the stairs. With a walker, it’s a clear that moving from stair to stair isn’t easy—especially when the stairs are outdoors and have no railing.

After the eight-year-old steps in and helps the woman, she thanks him with a small hug. The exchange lasts mere seconds, but when he’s done Adams happily runs down the stairs, jumps the last one (of course) and gets into a car. Perhaps what’s most amazing of all is that before the exchange, Adams asked the driver of the car to stop just so he could get out and help the woman.

Now if only all eight-year-olds were this thoughtful and kind. Imagine what that kind of world would be like. We’re guessing it would be one that’s filled with all-out helpfulness and hugs!

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Myriams-Fotos via Pixabay 


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