Good Samaritan Helps Senior Citizen Walk Up A Slippery Slope

NewsflarePublished: January 12, 2018
Published: January 12, 2018

This is the heartwarming moment when a young man wearing a hoodie helps a senior citizen to walk up an icy slope after falling.

First, footage shows the elderly man trying to walk up the icy slope all alone, but unfortunately slips and falls down the ice. Moments later, a younger man can be seen walking towards the man and lending him a helping hand.

Watch as the Good Samaritan walks halfway up the slope before bracing himself and helping the old man up. In the attempt of helping the elderly man in need, the younger man dropped his food on the ground, but his good deed was worth the waste, explains the filmmaker. This random act of kindness turned out to be an internet sensation!

Winter falls can have disastrous consequences regardless if you’re young or old, everyone is at risk of slipping over in icy conditions. While young people can break bones taking a tumble, the effects can be life-changing or even fatal for the elderly.

It's estimated that around a third of people over 65 will fall in a year, rising to approximately half of all those aged 80 and over, falls which not only destroy their confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, but can also have more serious consequences.

One very common result of falls in the elderly is a fractured hip, and sadly the NHS estimates up to one in three people die within 12 months of such an injury, often because of other conditions that set in after the initial fracture.

The selfless act of this Good Samaritan might not have saved the life of the fortunate senior citizen, but has sure restored our faith in humanity!

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