Woman's act of kindness for blind stranger goes viral
A 26-year-old woman is being praised for her kind actions towards a Chicago Cubs fan last week.
Facebook user Ryan Hamilton was on the rooftop near Wrigley Field where he saw the woman, Casey Spelman, help hail a cab for a blind Cubs fan.
He was so moved, he shared his account on Facebook:
Hamilton wanted to give Spelman a shout out even though he didn't know her. "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," Hamilton recounted. "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."
Local media outlets like ABC7 found out the woman was Spelman, who said she really didn't think about it at the time; she knew it would take the fan awhile to get a cab, so she wanted to help.
When the cab pulled up, Spelman and the fan shared a big hug.
Hamilton's post has since gone viral, getting thousands of reactions and shares. "I don't know if he knows how this went viral, or if he has Facebook even," Spelman told ABC7 about the man she helped. "I just think he'd like to know."