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The Internet Is Sucking This Guy's Dick Because He Let Some Idiot Sleep On His Shoulder On The Subway

“Sleeping Stranger Subway Picture On Q Train Defines Empathy And Is A Lesson In Being Good”

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Huff Po – This man has it. When Isaac Theil let a sleepy stranger take a little catnap on his shoulder, it was because “I simply remembered the times my own head would bop on someone’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day,” he recounted to Tova Ross of Tablet Magazine. Another subway rider was so struck by Theil’s nonchalant empathy that he snapped a picture and put it on Reddit, from which it was then posted to Facebook by CharidyRedditor Braffination wrote, “Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young black guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?'” Theil himself has been completely surprised at the attention he’s received for his small act of kindness, as the photo has been shared over 20,000 times on Facebook. “Maybe the photo wouldn’t have become so popular if people weren’t seeing a Jewish man with a yarmulke and a black man in a hood, and because they might not necessarily correlate the two,” speculated Theil to Tablet. “But there is only one reason that I didn’t move, and let him continue sleeping, and that has nothing to do with race. He was simply a human being who was exhausted, and I knew it and happened to be there and have a big shoulder to offer him.”

I don’t care if it makes me selfish or insensitive or you think I’m an asshole – but absolutely no way, no how I am letting some rando snore on my shoulder on the Q Train. I guess you just gotta tip your yarmulke to this Isaac Theil. He’s one compassionate Chosen. But I ain’t risking some stranger drooling all over me. The same reason you don’t give homeless people money or pick up hitchhikers on the side of the road. The majority of people out there are fucked up and most likely sick and dirty. This guy looks like he’s just taking a little nap, but we’re underground in New York City for fuck’s sake. He could be a meth head infected with the bird flu or something. Like I said, Le’Shana Tova to Isaac Theil. You’re a nicer man than I am. But don’t be surprised when the next guy trying to emulate this move ends up getting bitten by some drifter on hallucinogens.