Picture of subway kindness goes viral

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A MOVING picture of a young black man sleeping on a Jewish man’s shoulder on the New York Subway has gone viral.

When Isaac Theil let a sleepy stranger take a little catnap on his shoulder, it was because “I simply remembered the times my own head would bop on someone’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day,” he recounted to Tova Ross of Tablet Magazine.

Isaac Theil allowed the man to rest against him because he said he looked like he’d had a long day.

Another subway rider was so struck by Theil’s empathy that he snapped a picture and put it on social network site Reddit, from which it was then posted to Facebook.

Redditor Braffination wrote, “Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young black guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there.

“After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?'”

Theil himself has been completely surprised at the attention he’s received for his small act of kindness, as the photo has been shared over 20,000 times on Facebook.

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