“Aggressive” man calms down after old lady held his hand in this touching scene on train


  • An aggressive man terrorizes passengers of a train in Vancouver
  • A brave old woman reached out for the man’s hand and grip it tightly until he calms
  • The story and the photo has gone viral on social media

021009They were not even mother and son, but all she did was hold his hand, and everything went fine from there.

The heartwarming scene was captured on a train by one Ehab Taha who shared the photo on Facebook and became viral; captivating netizens’ hearts around the world.

In his post, Ehab said he was aboard a Metro Vancouver’s transit sometime last week when he came across the two passengers. The sharer believes the man to be some sort of high on drugs or mentally unstable.

He is said to be terrorizing the other passengers with his aggressive actions and curses.

“I saw the most incredible display of humanity on the sky train. A six foot five man suffering from drug abuse and/or mental health issues was being very aggressive on the bus with erratic movements, cursing, shouting, etc.,” Ehab wrote.

What follows next would move anyone to tears.

An old lady, in a motherly fashion, quietly intervened by reaching for the man’s hand and held it until he calms down.

“While everyone was scared, this one seventy year old woman reached out her hand, tightly gripping his hand until he calmed down, sat down silently, with eventual tears in his eyes,” Ehab continued.

After the incident, Ehab said he spoke to the old woman who simply told him “I’m a mother and he needed someone to touch,” before tears started to fall down from her eyes.

“Don’t fear or judge the stranger on the bus: life does not provide equal welfare for all its residents,” ended Ehab’s post.

The story became viral on Facebook and has been shared more than 28,000 times.

This article has been viewed 11526 times. Article originally posted: February 10, 2016, 7:30 pm (UTC-0). Last update: February 11, 2016 at 5:08 am (UTC-0).

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