Apr 19, 2017
Frum Couple on Train Goes Viral

A photo of a frum couple who did a simple yet kind gesture on a New York Subway is restoring people's "faith in humanity."

By COLlive reporter

Jackie Summers, an African American resident of Brooklyn, New York, and an adherent of the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, posted a photo on his Facebook page on Sunday.

The photo showed a young chassidic Jewish couple sitting on a Subway car near a Muslim woman and her baby in what appears to have made a Kiddush Hashem.

Summers wrote:

"A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple could sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother could sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday. This is my America: people letting people be people."

The image has struck a chord on the social media site with over 70,000 people liking the photo and another 54,373 people sharing it. It was even mentioned on TV newscasts.

"This is what makes America great and these days I've been struggling to find ways to feel good about America," wrote Facebook user Lisa Smith Zwart. "We, the people...Thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity today, Jackie."

Another, Elizabeth Tonge, wrote: "There is hope. I'm actually tearful reading this. Humanity."



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1
bravo
this
istherealjewishandamericanwayoflivingandunderstandingtheneedsofanotherperson.kudos.bravo
(4/19/2017 6:56:35 AM)
2
I WONDER
I wonder if the Muslim woman would have done the same for the Hasidic woman?????
(4/19/2017 7:35:13 AM)
3
Like a breath of fresh air,
is this article that made the news with a positive, healthy slant on the Jewish people.
(4/19/2017 7:42:44 AM)
4
Naturally
For a couple like this one its only natural.
That is another act of goodness and kindness.
Shows what one good deed can do...
(4/19/2017 8:00:32 AM)
5
bottle in hand
she isn't nursing , making room? i think edging away more likely!
besideds who asked them if they want their faces splashes actors the media??
(4/19/2017 8:20:58 AM)
6
I WONDER
I wonder if number 2 can just for a moment not assume the worst in people and appreciate the positive message of this article/post. Yes, there are many muslim women in NY who would scoot over so a Jewish woman can nurse her baby.
(4/19/2017 9:28:39 AM)
7
Pathetic
We live in crazy times if moving over on your seat is considered remarkable
(4/19/2017 9:34:04 AM)
8
Last year
We were in Yerushalayim during Pesach. My daughter was on crutches & one man stood up for her on the light-rail. Only after did we hear him speak in Arabic. Who knew?
(4/19/2017 9:37:55 AM)
9
To #8
That's so wonderful! Good people can come from any demographic 😊.
(4/19/2017 10:59:12 AM)
10
Speaks well of all
We're all human at the end of the day, and most of us are good at heart.
(4/19/2017 12:29:44 PM)
11
sooooooo nice to see
so nice to see sarah w
(4/19/2017 12:53:32 PM)
12
Boruch Hoffinger
Nice gesture....folks...go to 'Google' (etc.) and
type in: 'The Three Stages of Islam.' The host claims, in this three part video series, that most American Muslims do not know how very aggressive Islam really is.
(4/19/2017 12:58:32 PM)
13
Lol
@Number7 agreed! Kinda sad.
(4/19/2017 1:30:38 PM)
14
In yerushalayim on light rail friday
A non jewish 20 yr old woman gave up her seat to a woman with a child. She ended up standing next to a terrorist on the train who assumed she was a jew and stabbed her to death. The terrorist was grabbed before he could kill anyone else. She ended up dying rather than a jew. All because she gave up her seat
(4/19/2017 1:59:32 PM)
15
whats the deal
theyre so amazing for scooting over? mah hagadlus?
(4/19/2017 2:40:28 PM)
16
# 15 & # 7
The big deal is that regardless of what was done or not done that a lot of non-jews saw this scenario & Yidden in a positive light for a change & for whatever reason were encouraged by it. That is a BIG deal if you're aware of how Jews are generally portrayed in the media nowadays!
(4/19/2017 3:46:59 PM)
17
good to hear good news
It's refreshing to see good news.... even if it's a sufek s'feka. I think the Arab would move over for the Jews as well. Arabs happen to be sensitive people... their politics and religion makes the monsters among them rulers. I remember in Israel before the insane 'peace' process began. The roads were full of Arab workers who were very friendly and helpful.
(4/20/2017 3:18:37 AM)
18
Let us hope
that the mothers milk doesnt contain the hate that many of them feed to their children. I nice Kiddush Hashem. Yasher Koach to the respectable couple and to the woman who noticed and posted.
(4/20/2017 10:06:48 AM)
19
#16
If a lot of non-Jews we're impressed/surprised that a Jewish couple moved over to make room for another, (of any religion), I'd be offended
(4/21/2017 2:25:00 PM)
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