Woman Helps Blind Man Across Street, Is Lauded As Hero. Wait. H-o-l-d Up a Second.

Posted: June 12, 2017 in Opinion, WTF?

CBS – For several minutes, Ryan Hamilton watched as a blind man tried to hail a cab while Chicago Cubs fans poured out of Wrigley Field. The Chicago resident was on a rooftop across the street when he noticed thousands of people passing the man, who was holding a walking stick and waving his hand in an attempt to stop a taxi. Not one car stopped — but luckily, a pedestrian did.Casey Spelman, of Indianapolis, was visiting friends in the area and spotted the blind man, who was identified as Yusef Dale, an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, as she walked out of a Wrigleyville restaurant. Without a word, Spelman split from her friends, walked over to Dale and tapped him on the shoulder.

The 26-year-old didn’t think anything of her encounter with Dale. But Hamilton, who was watching from above, was so touched by the kind gesture he posted pictures of the pair on Facebook, praising the woman for lending a helping hand.”There was a blind Cubs fan trying to hail a cab for several minutes until the lady came up and asked him if he needed help hailing a cab. She stood there with him until one pulled up,” Hamilton wrote in the post that has since gone viral with nearly 8,000 shares. “Awesome to see such kindness in a world.”

Spelman is glad her post is inspiring others and hopes others will step outside of their comfort zones if they encounter a similar situation.”It’s OK if you are unsure of how to interact with someone, but do your best, be brave, and just be willing to help,” she said. “I think if you treat someone with respect it will always be appreciated.”

So this is where we are. You’re a hero if you help a blind man cross the street. For the love of God, shouldn’t this be expected? What’s next, being called a hero for giving a bottle of cold water to your garbage man on a hot day? Isn’t there a difference between an act of kindness and an act of courage, something that requires you to put your life on the line? Back in the day you had to take a bullet to be a hero. Now? Help a blind dude across the street. The hero bar has been lowered, man.

Good Lord.


  1. Dean says:

    Thank You

Gimme a holler.

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