A picture of an Aiken High School freshman in Cincinnati is getting lots of attention on social media because of its positive message.
The picture shows Dontarius Caldwell, 15, walking a blind woman across the street at the intersection.
Like any other day, while Dontarius waiting for his school bus alongside his 14-year-old sister Diamond, they’d noticed the woman. But Dontarius said that it was Diamond who pushed him to help her across the road, according to WXIX.
Diamond saw the woman struggling with the button for the crosswalk sign, and she urged her brother to do something.
“I told Dontarius that I think she blind, you should get up and go help her, and he got up and went to go help her cross the street two times while I waited for the bus to come,” Diamond told WLWT.
“I said, ‘Hey ma’am, do you need some help?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ I gave her my hand, she gave me hers, and we crossed the street,” Dontarius recounted.
They didn’t exchange names, Dontarius said. The woman said a simple “Thank you,” and then they parted ways.
The teen’s mother, Sheena Ferrell said she saw the photo on Monday, Feb. 24, when a friend of hers shared it on Facebook.
“I was like, ‘That looks like my son!’ and I was like, ‘That is my baby!’ I’m just really proud and excited,” Ferrell said.
“He’s always willing to help. He’s such a good kid. I just love him so much,” Farwell said.