It is said that no man is an island, and in times of difficulties if people stand by each other, the ride becomes easier.
Twenty-nine people were injured after an explosion that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea district at around 8.30 pm local time on Saturdaybetween 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue on 23rd Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of Chelsea. Three hours later, a second device, a pressure cooker attached to a mobile phone by tape, was also recovered four blocks away on West 27th Street.
Following the blast the police and fire-fighters started a long haul to secure the area, help the victims and ensure that any further attacks could be prevented.
The civic officials ensuring public safety and security toiled on the roads for the entire night, without much rest or even food. In the midst of all this, an act of kindness shown by a man is winning hearts all over the internet.
The man named Germaine in the video approached a group of NYPD police officers and FDNY officers, thanked them for their relentless service, and handed them large bags of pastries, drinks, and more where they stood after the blast.
The man also said, “Wish I could have given more.” The cops encountered by his humble gesture seemed overwhelmed and touched.
Germaine’s humble gesture was recorded by the local website Knight News. The video uploaded on their Facebook has about 19 million views since it was uploaded on September 18 and has gone viral. The Starbucks employee’s gesture has been applauded by everyone, especially city dwellers who said that is the true spirit of New York City.
The news website again got hold of him to enquire what led him to offer free drinks and food to those officers. His answer is the best thing one would hear and remind us what exactly humanity stands for. He did not take any credit for the act rather said that it is humanity, that is what people should do in times of distress. “This is the least I could have done,” Geremaine said humbly. He further insisted that “we should be kind to each other that would decrease these negative outbursts and overcome these together as people.”