VIRAL PHOTO: Older Man Teaches Young Man to Tie a Tie

11-16-2015 12-29-08 PM

A sweet photo taken at the Lindbergh MARTA station in Atlanta has gone viral and is making America’s hearts smile.

The photo, which was shared to Facebook on Nov. 14, shows an older white gentleman bending down to help a younger African-American man with tying his tie.

Facebook user Redd Desmond Thomas shared the photo, and the story in the post that read:


The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked ‘Do you know how to tie it properly?’ The young guy said ‘No ma’am.’ She taps her husband and says ‘Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie.” The older gentleman moved without hesitation [almost a reflex response] and gave him a step-by-step tutorial; then – afterward – the elder gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it. I was some distance away (but close enough to hear the exchange), and got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in progress before hopping on the train. I LOVE THIS!


The post has been shared more than 150,000 times and has garnered more than 473,000 likes.

Check out the post here!

(Photo Credit: Facebook)