People used to say that a photo is worth a thousand words. However, in this high-tech, social-media-driven age, “likes” are the new currency, and Love What Matters has shared a photo that is worth a million.
The picture that the organization shared on Facebook features a man holding hands with a lady.
The caption of the photo, which is courtesy of Carl Manley, says, “A couple of months ago, an elderly lady asked me to walk her home because she was scared she was going to slip on the ice. We’ve become friends and now I walk her home almost everyday.”
The photo is striking and getting attention because it seems to capture what love could look like because the man in the photo is young and African American, while the lady is elderly and white.
So far, the photo has more than 1 million likes and 200,000 shares. It has even been liked by famous people such as Karyn Parsons of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” fame and journalist Jemima Kiss.
Comments on the viral Facebook post are generally positive.
Some, such as Yulanda Nomore Vanterpool, took the opportunity to share her own tale of inter-generational bonding.
Others such as Diane Mulcahy shared how inspirational the photo and accompanying caption were.
“I love this story,” she said. “There is love on so many levels. That wonderful lady, who still has faith in humanity reached out to a stranger for help. That man responded in kindness and compassion. The result? A loving friendship.”
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