We are often amazed to find true kindness in this big old world. But it’s certainly alive and well, and, a lot of times, that true kindness comes from teenagers.
18-year-old Cesar Larios is known as a “hunk” in his city of Tampa, Florida. I suppose he earns that moniker by working for a group called “College Hunks Hauling Junk,” which basically means… moving men.
But Cesar, a student at the Art Institute of Florida, is more than just a hunk of a guy. He also seems to have an kind and personal understanding of others, and wants to help out whenever necessary.
One day… a while back, Cesar got into an elevator with an elderly woman who was pushing a wheeled walker. When their elevator got stuck between floors, it was more than just a temporary setback for its occupants. It was an extreme strain on the elderly woman, who mentioned that she had a lot of trouble standing still.
When it was clear they were going to be stuck in that elevator for awhile, Cesar did something that many might not even THINK about doing. He wanted to take the burden away from that elderly woman who found herself struggling to stand in that tiny space.
So Cesar, being the kind, understanding gentleman he is, got down on all fours behind the woman and told her to go ahead and sit on his back, becoming a human chair for her.
Says Nick Friedman, the co-founder and president of Cesar’s moving company: “I think what’s great about it is that it’s a genuine moment caught on camera. A lot of people say the younger generation has lost certain values. But one small picture shows that chivalry and hard work are still very much alive in our youth.”
And surely, there are plenty more Cesar’ out there.