Photo of Indiana teen helping scared elderly woman down escalator goes viral

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A photo of an Indiana teen helping a scared elderly lady down an escalator has quickly gone viral.

In a Facebook photo shared by Leah Kerr, she went shopping with her grandmother and two children. While shopping, they were heading down an escalator when Kerr realized her grandmother was afraid and standing at the top.

“I didn’t realize until I stepped on that grandma was too scared to get on-I felt horrible as I watched her try again and again to get her footing right. People walked around her, pushed by her or asked her to step to the side”, Kerr said in her Facebook post.

Then, something miraculous happened.

“I said, ‘Lord you got to help me,’ under my breath. Here come a young gentleman and he took my hand and he said, ‘Can I help you get down the escalator?’ and I said, ‘Sure’,” Carma Greathouse said, according to WANE.

The teen, identified as 19-year-old Alujwyon Lowery, said he just wanted to help someone in need.

“I can’t see somebody troubled and just walk past them. It’s just not me,” Lowery said.

Greathouse said her husband passed away several years ago and he helped her get on the escalator, so the act meant a lot to her.

Since it was posted on Aug. 26, the photo has more than 13,000 likes and 1,580 shares.