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Subway rider surprises rose seller and fellow passengers with heartwarming purchase

A rare moment of kindness on a crowded subway train.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

IRL

Published Apr 21, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:50 am CDT

A heartwarming cellphone video that resurfaced on Reddit this week reminds us that not every subway ride is an armpit-smelling hellhole.

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The video, which is trending on the site’s r/videos forum, shows a rare moment of kindness on the 6 train, as a young man buys all the roses from a subway rose-seller and asks her to hand them out to the other passengers.

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While we don’t see the reactions from many other passengers, it clearly made that rose seller’s day.

Some days, life really does give you roses.

Photo via Jebulon/Wikimedia (CC BY SA 3.0)

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*First Published: Apr 21, 2015, 8:49 am CDT