Kind Stranger on London Train Helps Elderly Parkinson’s Patient Read Newspaper by Holding It Still for Him | "This is So beautiful"
"What's beautiful, is she did this without a fuss, without looking for attention or taking a selfie. She just helped," noted one user.
Kindness is free and yet people cautiously dole out kindness especially when they have no absolute ties with the person. However, this stranger did something extremely nice for a stranger. In a video originally shared on TikTok by @rosiemegangill, we see an elderly man on a train struggling to hold his newspaper still, we then see a woman holding his newspaper sitting across from him. She even flips the page when he needs it. The incident took place on a London train and the video soon became viral with over 4 million views. "Faith in humanity restored," the post caption reads. People on the social media platform were extremely touched to see the sight. One user writes, "What's beautiful, is she did this without a fuss, without looking for attention or taking a selfie. She just helped."
Commenting on the video, a Twitter user wrote, "There is goodness everywhere. We just have to look for it.” Another user remarked, “The world can be such a beautiful place at times 🥰 😩 🥰 ." Another user wrote, "My grandfather has Parkinson's so his hands would constantly shake. I know if he was alive he would appreciate someone doing this for him."
(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.— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) January 4, 2023
Speaking of battling Parkinson's, Neil Diamond, the well-known singer-songwriter, has also been battling the same disease. However, he recently performed on the opening night of the broadway show," A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. "A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical." He sang one of his most popular songs, "Sweet Caroline. A user Ben Philips shared a clip of the performance with the caption, "I don’t know who needs to hear this but Neil Diamond, who retired from performing five years ago because of Parkinson's, just had a Broadway show of him open and it at the opening night he did this."
I don’t know who needs to hear this but Neil Diamond, who retired from performing five years ago because of Parkinsons, just had a Broadway show of him open and it at the opening night he did this pic.twitter.com/eJ02YUAzr5— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) December 6, 2022
The musical is based on Diamond's life and his extremely successful career. The man has sold more than 130 million records worldwide and had bagged several accolades. When he announced in 2018 that he will not be touring anymore after having been diagnosed with Parkinson's the world was taken aback, but he also added that his not being able to tour didn't mean that he will not continue to write and sing songs. "I'm working on new songs right now," he assured his fans. "I always have a scrap of paper or a pad around to jot down ideas. Then, when I have more time, I develop them. It’s part of my life," he told Parade.
He also mentioned that his voice has not been impacted by the neurodegenerative disorder. Lisa Ronstadt. "In a strange way, I think I'm singing better than ever," Diamond said. "It's probably because I'm not on the road singing full-out and tearing up my voice. So it's in very good shape, which I didn't expect. I take my medication. I do my exercises and my workouts."