'He needed help': Random act of commuter kindness touches the internet

A commuter has captured a touching picture of a woman helping a stranger do up his tie on public transport.

The image shows the female passenger, from San Francisco, holding her ticket in her teeth as she loops the young man's tie around his neck, while he smiles shyly.

Reddit user Loozar posted the image with the caption: "Kid was desperately trying and failing to do it himself. Fellow passenger asked if he needed help. San Francisco today."

A female passenger, from San Francisco, helps a stranger do up his tie on public transport. Photo: Reddit
A female passenger, from San Francisco, helps a stranger do up his tie on public transport. Photo: Reddit

The photo has attracted hundreds of comments on social media, with many praising the woman for stepping in.

"You know he had somewhere important to go if he thought he needed to wear a tie even though he couldn't tie it. Very nice gesture here," one person wrote.

"As expensive as it is to live in the Bay Area, I hope it never stops being kind. Most people I’ve encountered are often willing to help each other here," another Reddit user posted.

While another social media user said: "Gotta hand it to people who learn and teach stuff like this that wouldn't necessarily benefit them directly."

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