One day, an eyewitness tweeted images of a woman helping a blind guy hail a cab after a Chicago Cubs game, and it quickly went viral.

Witness On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Ryan Hamilton was on a rooftop near Wrigley Field when he observed a blind guy unsuccessfully hailing a cab for several
minutes.

As Hamilton stands on the rooftop, unable to do much, he notices a woman approach and asks the man if he needs help. She then calls a cab for him. Hamilton is so moved by this act of kindness that he records the whole thing.

“Wanted to give a shout-out to this girl,” Chicago resident Ryan Hamilton wrote on Facebook. “No idea who she is, but we are in Wrigleyville on the rooftop of Old Crow Smokehouse. There was a blind Cubs fan trying to hail a cab for several minutes until the lady came up and asked him if he needed help hailing a cab. She stood there with him until one pulled up. Awesome to see such kindness in a world that the media portrays so much hate in. Share freely in hopes that her kindness spreads.”

According to TODAY, the woman has been identified as Casey Spelman, 26, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and the man as Yusef Dale, an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, according to local media reports. Spelman can be seen standing close to Dale as she tries to hail a cab in the images. In one photo, the couple then hugs goodbye as a car approaches.

At the time, Casey Spelman told ABC 7 Chicago she was visiting Wrigleyville with friends when she noticed the blind man waiting for a cab.

“I didn’t really think much of it at the time,” Spellman said. “It was after a Cubs game and it was still pretty crowded. I thought, ‘Man, it’s going to take him a while.'”

Since he posted it on June 3, Hamilton’s post has been shared over 12,700 times.

“It’s crazy how the power of social media and networking has caused this to take off,” Hamilton told TODAY. “To think of all of the people that have seen the post or the images or how many people have been inspired by it is kind of mind-boggling.”

Spelman said it’s wonderful to hear how her acts have influenced others.

“I’m so glad there has been such an overwhelmingly positive response to the post!” she stated. “Something I have learned from this is that people are always watching, even when you think they aren’t, so take the time to be kind to others and hope that it has a positive impact on those around you.”

People have praised the young woman for her good deeds and hailed the occasion as a bright spot in otherwise tough times.

“It’s great to see acts of kindness in these times of hate and not looking out for your fellow humans,” one person wrote on Facebook.

We can all do a little bit to help others, and even the simplest gesture can have a significant impact. Fortunately, that’s exactly what occurred in this case.

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