True kindness is an act that requires no audience.
You can be kind, even if nobody is watching. And you can be of help, without expecting any reward or praise. This kind of sincerity is the most genuine kind of care that is, sadly, something that we don’t witness or hear of every day. However, that does not mean that it’s not happening.
Take 15-year-old Dontarius Caldwell as an example. This teen from Cincinnati was oblivious of the fact that there were silent eyes watching his every move as he crossed the street one day in February.
He was at school at that time, waiting for the bus to bring him home. Waiting with him is his younger sister, Diamond.
It was just a regular day. Dontarius was busy playing video games on his phone while his sister was beside him, also busy with her smartphone. They were simply waiting for the bus when Diamond noticed something.
“Diamond was listening to music, then she looked over and I looked over to see what she was looking at,” Dontarius recalled.
Apparently, Diamond spotted a woman who seemed to be having a hard time pressing the button for the crosswalk sign. This prompted her to urge her brother to go and help the woman.
“I told Dontarius that I think she blind, you should get up and go help her, and he got up and went to go help her cross the street two times while I waited for the bus to come,” Diamond shared with WLWT 5.
Dontarius did what he thought was the right thing to do. He stood up and walked to the blind woman and offered some help.
“I said, ‘Ma’am do you need some help?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’ She gave me her hand and I held it,” Dontarius said.
He proceeded with assisting the woman as both of them crossed the street. After helping her out, Dontarius continued his day and thought nothing special about the event.
Unbeknownst to the young man, everything he did for the woman in need was caught on camera. The surveillance camera placed across the street captured the touching moment that showed how this teen acted out of kindness and helped another person who needed someone to help her.
Photos of him as he guided the woman surfaced online and inspired a lot of people. His sincerity and helpfulness shone through and everyone truly appreciated that he did an act of kindness even when there was no one looking…or at least he thought that way.
When asked about why he decided to help, this Aiken High School freshman only replied:
“I was just helping the elderly, giving a helping hand. The keyword is helping hand. Everybody gotta get a helping hand.”
For young Dontarius, what he did was not special at all. He simply did what was the right thing to do.
“If you be kind, what happens (to them) happens to you.”
What an inspiring young man! His genuine concern for others is something that we could all definitely learn from.
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