Boy Struggles With His Tie At The Subway Until This Older Man Steps In To Help

We spend our lives trying to do everything for ourselves, thinking that being independent means we’re adults. This young man met a roadblock, and when he was asked if he needed help, he did the most adult thing — he accepted. Knowing when you need help and taking it when it is offered are some of the most grown up things a person can do, especially when it’s asking for help with something as simple as learning to tie a tie. You could be king of the world and still need help because everyone does. Be willing to offer it and be even more willing to accept it.

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According to imgur user LyssaP, “The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked ‘Do you know how to tie it properly?’ The young guy said ‘No ma’am.’ She taps her husband and says ‘Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie.’ The older gentleman moved without hesitation [almost a reflex response] and gave him a step-by-step tutorial; then — afterward — the elder gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it. I was some distance away (but close enough to hear the exchange), and got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in progress before hopping on the train.”

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