Stranger helps elderly man with Parkinson’s disease hold his newspaper

Stranger helps elderly man with Parkinson’s disease hold his newspaper

A stranger extended a helping hand to an elderly man with Parkinson’s disease. He was struggling to hold and flip the newspaper.

An elderly man with Parkinson’s disease onboard the London Tube was finding it difficult to hold his newspaper and read. A co-passenger witnessing the old man’s struggles extended a hand of help. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media. It was shared on Twitter by Goodnews Correspondent and the video has over 73k views.

In the video, you can see an old man finding it difficult to hold onto his newspaper. A man sitting opposite in the same compartment helped him flip the page. You can see the elderly man’s hands shaking. The video appears to have been recorded by someone who was on board the same train. The clip is from London.

“(London): This man with Parkinson's disease couldn’t hold his newspaper so a stranger held it still for him so he could read it,” the video caption reads.

The heartwarming video was loved by one and all. Everybody appreciated this man’s thoughtful gesture. “This proves that the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference in someone’s life. I read a comment about giving permission to be filmed and although I agree 100 percent, I believe this type of message can teach us something and hopefully learn to do more,” a user wrote.

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“I have Parkinson’s. It’s a tough road sometimes. Often you attract unkind remarks as the symptoms can make you look drunk or on drugs. So this is rather splendid to see,” another tweet reads.

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