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September 27, 2016 / 24 Elul, 5776
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Subway Kiddush Hashem Photo Goes Viral

Providing comfort on the Q train.
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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?

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