This Student Held A Stranger's Hand And Became The Ultimate Gentleman

Random act of kindness.

A 21-year-old college student in Ontario, Canada was returning home from a burrito restaurant last week, and while he didn't realize it at the time, he proved that a random act of kindness can truly make a tremendous difference.

Godfrey Cuotto, who attends McMacter University, entered a packed local bus in the Ontario city of Hamilton and sat in the front. Robert, who was wearing a red baseball hat, sat down next to Cuotto and wanted to shake his hand. Cuotto agreed, but then something unusual happened.


Robert didn’t let go of Cuotto's hand.

Cuotto was a bit surprised when this occurred and thought he was being pranked.

Robert also leaned on Cuotto, hugged him and kissed his hand.

It turns out that Robert had cerebral palsy and was deaf. He just wanted to be comforted on the bus and Cutto was more than obliged to help a stranger.

"I just allowed it, like what am I going to do?" Cuotto said to Huffington Post. "Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else's needs above yours."

A passenger photographed Cuotto comforting Robert and posted it online.

Cuotto stayed on the bus for 30 minutes with Robert until the last stop to make sure that he got off smoothly.

After the photo went viral, Robert's family contacted Cuotto on Facebook and thanked him for his generosity.

Cutto credited his selfless act to his mother, telling Kiss 92.5 that he was "raised by a queen."

(H/T: Huffington Post)


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