Smile of the Day

This is an “oldie, but a goodie.”


Originally posted by  Redd Desmond Thomas of Atlanta on Reddit last year, this image popped up in my news feed yesterday and made me smile all over again, thanks to its sweet, simple backstory.

His post reads:


The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked ‘Do you know how to tie it properly?’ The young guy said ‘No ma’am.’ She taps her husband and says ‘Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie.”

The older gentleman moved without hesitation [almost a reflex response] and gave him a step-by-step tutorial; then – afterward – the elder gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it.

I was some distance away (but close enough to hear the exchange), and got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in progress before hopping on the train.


Just a simple exchange – the type of thing we would hope happens everyday and probably does… just this time, there was someone to capture it and make us all a little happier.



P.S. I love the way the older gentlemen’s wife turns her back to their moment to give them a bit of privacy and a dose of male-bonding after instructing her husband to help. Adorable and very thoughtful. Very sweet lady as well.


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