INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Hoosier’s good deed hasn’t gone unnoticed, instead it’s gone viral.
Over the weekend, 26-year-old Casey Spelman explored Wrigleyville for the first time with some friends, but the highlight of her trip was actually when she met a stranger.
“I just said ‘hi are you trying to get a cab’ and he said ‘yes’ and I said ‘would you like some help’ and he said ‘that’d be great,’” said Casey Spelman, a Good Samaritan.
Spelman could see the man had been waiting for a while and he needed help not only because the streets were packed right after the Cubs game, but also because the man was blind.
“People were in front of him so I thought it might help him a little bit if he stepped in a little further,” said Spelman.
As Spelman took the man’s hand and hailed a cab for him, someone else took a few pictures.
“I’m like ‘oh my gosh this is really cool, I’ve never seen something like this,’” said Ryan Hamilton, a witness.
Ryan Hamilton was on a nearby rooftop and saw the kind act. He posted the pictures and the sweet story on Facebook to “give the girl a shout out.”
“There’s so much negative stuff going on in the world and this was the opposite of that,” said Hamilton.
Hamilton and Spelman have never met. The two just happened to be in Chicago on the same street and they both just happened to be from Indianapolis. One Hoosier was willing to help and the other Hoosier is the one who noticed.
“It’s cool she’s getting the recognition but you could tell that’s not why she did it,” said Hamilton.
Spelman didn’t even catch the name of the Cubs fan who she helped, but in the moment all that mattered was he got a ride home and that she was there to help.
“He said give me a hug and I gave him a big hug and he said ‘God Bless you and have a great night’ and I said thank you, you too,” said Spelman.
At last check, the Facebook post has 15,000 likes and has been shared nearly 6,500 times.
FOX59 caught up with the blind man, identified as Yusef Dale, who applauded Spelman for her kind gesture.
“Not only was she kind enough to see and observe that perhaps I was having a difficulty, but she handled it well. She did precisely what people who are blind like to be offered,” Dale told FOX59. “Thank you very much for stopping and certainly the help was appreciated. She was kind. She had good energy.”