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Subway Kiddush Hashem Photo Goes Viral

Providing comfort on the Q train.
sleepin-Q train 1

Photo Credit: Reddit

From CrownHeights.info: This photo was posted Sunday on Reddit, a user-generated social media website. It shows an African-American man sleeping on the shoulder of a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke on the New York subway.

Definitely a case of Kiddush Hashem — the sanctification of God by a Jew who impresses others with his or her stellar behavior.

The photographer accompanied the photo with the following caption:

“Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?’

He was still sleeping soundly when I got off the train 20 minutes later.

It was a small gesture, but a kind one. I love New Yorkers!”

Charidy, a Lubavitcher Facebook group that ran the image, noted: “What a wonderful reminder that every moment is a chance to do something good for another person. And not only that, but inspire the others around us with our small but powerful actions.”

The truth is, the guy on the right looks a lot less comfortable than the guy on the left, but then nobody said that Kiddush Hashem was comfortable?

sleepin-Q train 2

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10 Responses to “Subway Kiddush Hashem Photo Goes Viral”

  1. Doug Payne says:

    And Israel and Kiddush Hashem shall overcome without sucumbing to the evil that inhabits the souls of rudderless men.

  2. AC Stubbs says:

    makes my day

  3. Not really sure what the news is here.

  4. Yehuda Alan Paret says:

    He could have gotten all upity and shoved the guy away or said something but he treated him in a humane way, more that other people probably would have.

  5. Anonymous says:

    That is photoshop , I saw the original picture no yarmulke on it

  6. this is what you call a "idishe nshume"

  7. Linda Memberg Wartell says:

    You don't always have to give money to be generous…sometimes it's just a shoulder to lean on.

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