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A Helping Hand

During Lent I’ve tried to do something positive for someone else every day. Not just my wife, children, family member or a friend, but ideally a relative stranger. Maybe it’s as simple as buying a coffee for them, holding the door open or giving up a reserved table.

Hopefully the behavior becomes a regular pattern and a part of my life going forward. It’s the right thing to do in a world that too often is more interested in rubbernecking – watching or even worse, taking video of someone in a compromising situation without extending a helping hand – a helping hand like this one…

Unfortunately this video doesn’t tell the entire story.

These two men did not know each other. The Good Samaritan was with another group of similarly dressed men and saw the man on crutches struggling to climb the stairs with his suitcase in hand. A random act of kindness that took 20 seconds out of his day that serves as a lesson to us all and probably left an indelible mark upon the man on crutches.

Have a great day everyone!

Tony Lombardi
Besides his work here at Thumbs Up 247, Tony is the founder and His work has been featured on various sports websites and he hosts The Russell Street Recap. Among his favorite things in life are his wife, kids, family, friends, The Beatles, Breaking Bad, Gladiator, The Godfather, Guinness, orange crushes, meatballs and Key West, not necessarily in that order. Follow Tony on Twitter @RSRLombardi. Drop him a note at

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