Large Drug Addict Terrorized Train Riders, Then A 70-Year-Old Grandma Grabs His Hand
When a man named Ehab Taha stepped on a train, his eyes were immediately drawn to the drug addled, hulking man in the train car with him. The drug addict, who was about 6-foot 5-inches tall, was freaking out and terrorizing everyone else on the train. But Taha watched a miracle unfold before the drug addict ripped up the other passengers in search of money for his next fix. Instead, God reached out through an old woman and touched the drug addicted man and showed him compassion. As Taha wrote, it was an “incredible display of humanity,” and he recorded it on video for the world to see.
Everyone that is except for a courageous 70-year-old woman who wanted to offer the drug fiend some compassion.
“I saw the most incredible display of humanity on the train. A six foot five man suffering from drug abuse and/or mental health issues was being very aggressive on the bus with erratic movements, cursing, shouting, etc. While everyone was scared, this one 70 year old woman reached out her hand” to the drug addict.
What Taha witnessed next restored his faith in humanity. He felt the presence of divinity in this moment. And he knew that he was watching something special. Something he needed to document.
The old woman “reached out her hand, tightly gripped his hand until he calmed down, sat down silently, with eventual tears in his eyes.”
The woman had a special power over the drug addict that helped him see clearly.
After the incident was over, Taha approached the woman because he was impressed by her simple act of love. He wanted to know why she did it.
She simply said, “I am a mother and he needed someone to touch.”
After the old woman revealed the secret to the act, she broke into tears in front of Taha.
Taha was invited to speak to Huffington Post. During that interview, he gave more details of the account between the old woman and the drug addict. After she held his hand, the drug addict began to feel better.
“He calmed down slowly, sat down, and had tears in his eyes,” Taha recalled. “It was quite incredible how much he calmed down in a split moment … It was the most touching thing I’ve ever seen.”
When the drug addict was ready to leave the train, he looked at the old woman and thanked her.
“At the end, he said ‘Thanks, Grandma,’ and walked away.”
Taha said the following about the woman.
“She was very brave. She even mentioned that she thought about what would happen if he stabbed her with the pen — because he had one in his hand — but she said it was more important he didn’t feel alone.”