A young teenager’s act of generosity toward a deaf man with cerebral palsy has touched people all across the world. Godfrey Coutto, a Canadian university student on his way home to Hamilton, Ontario, was on an express bus when a middle-aged guy approached him and shook his hand. Godfrey didn’t move away when the stranger remained to hold his hand, but he was perplexed when the man named Robert wrapped his arm around him and kissed his hands.
Godfrey initially felt he was being pranked, but when he looked at Robert, he discovered he has special requirements. Godfrey, 21, was at first uneasy, but he opted to sit next to Robert until the bus arrived at its final stop.
Someone else spotted what Coutto had done and took a snapshot, which they put on Facebook, where it rapidly went viral. “[Coutto] allowed him to grip his hand and find comfort in a crowded transport,” the poster stated. “When I see things like that, it makes my day.”
“Thank you Godfrey for consoling Uncle Bob and putting not just a smile on my family members’ faces, but tens of millions of others across the world,” Robert’s niece, Vick Jacobs, said on Facebook. “I want to meet a lot more individuals like you in my life!”
Godfrey’s parents also expressed their pride in their son.
“Thank you Godfrey for consoling Uncle Bob and putting a smile on not only my family members’ faces but tens of millions of others across the world,” Robert’s niece, Vick Jacobs, said on Facebook. “I want to meet many more individuals like you in my life!”
Godfrey’s parents showed their pride in their son as well.