This photo of a compassionate firefighter lifting an older woman up some stadium steps is also lifting spirits across social media.
Shayla and Thomas Harwell were attending a Brad Paisley concert at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last week when she noticed the woman struggling to get to her seat.
Since her husband is a firefighter for the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department north of Houston, Texas, Shayla pointed the woman out to Thomas and suggested he lend a hand.
Thomas immediately leapt to his feet and helped the woman to her seat.
After the show was over, Thomas saw the woman was too tired to get back up the stadium steps once more – so he simply scooped her into his arms and carried her the rest of the way.
“I’m almost shocked, I really honestly didn’t think it would go that far,” Shayla told CNN. “She was very appreciative. When he placed her down at the top of the stairs, she was grinning ear to ear. It really touched her to have him help her.”
Since Shayla posted a photo of her husband’s good deed to Facebook, it has been shared thousands of times. People have even offered to give the couple additional concert tickets as a thank you for their kindness.
Thomas, on the other hand, has shrugged off the media attention and said he was simply doing his duty as a human being.
“If you’re alive and breathing, you shouldn’t need an excuse to help someone else,” Thomas told the news outlet. “If they need help, help them.”
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