Growing old comes with a few unwelcome experiences: your body will ache, you may fall behind on social and technological advances and some everyday tasks or things may become a little more daunting.
Grandmother Carma Greathouse felt this acutely when, as she was shopping with granddaughter Leah Kerr and her two children in Indiana's Glenbrook Mall, she stopped at the top of the escalators.
Kerr posted about the event on Facebook:
Grandma went with me shopping tonight in Ft Wayne, Just me, her and the two little ones. I was carrying all of the bags and trying to hold both girls hands as we went down the escalator. I didn't realize until I stepped on that grandma was too scared to get on-I felt horrible as I watched her try again and again to get her footing right. People walked around her, pushed by her or asked her to step to the side...
However, to Kerr's astonishment, a young man stepped in to help...
...until this amazing man saw her. Not only was he not ashamed to help her, but held her hand the entire way down and helped her off. Thank you so so much to him ♡♡♡♡
Needless to say, the young man's selfless action won hearts and minds
The young man in question has been identified by Kerr as Alujwyon Williams, who found the viral Facebook post and commented upon it:
I didn't think me being myself would get so much recognition thank you all for that and it really was my pleasure I'm happy to be apart of a touching story.
Kerr told indy100:
I was just so incredibly happy to see someone help her- she went from terrified, to smiling so big. It was a great feeling.
The post has over 10,000 likes, and almost 1,500 shares.