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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

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 Charidy.’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day,” he recounted to Tova Ross of Tablet Magazine.

Redditor 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?'”

 

Isaac says, “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.”

The stranger, Garvey Dutes, was appreciative, coming forward to comment on Facebook:

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Garvey also said it doesn’t end on the trail, “I will be reuniting with the q train man and daily news for a update.”

But now when this happens to you will you just let the head stay on YOUR shoulder?

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