It can be easy to feel pessimistic about the state of society, but it’s always nice to be reminded of the good in the world.
One young woman named Kay Brown did something that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
Brown, a resident of New York City, met a homeless, mentally-handicapped woman on the subway. Brown noticed the woman was wearing no shoes or socks and knew she had to help.
“I asked her what shoe size she wore and we were the same,” Brown wrote in a viral Facebook post Nov. 16. “I gave her the shoes off my feet and they fit perfectly. She couldn’t have been more gracious.”
Brown took a picture of her own feet in mismatched socks after giving away her shoes and wrote that she rode the subway in just socks the rest of the ride. She added that before she left the subway, a man offered her an extra pair of socks to put over the pair she was already wearing for her walk home.
She walked the six blocks home after getting off the subway, and she reportedly received strange looks from passersby who noticed she wasn’t wearing shoes.
“It’s the middle of November and she has no where to go, so the least I could do is give her a pair of shoes,” Brown wrote in her Facebook post. “Now she’s able to wear a pair of shoes each day, and suffer a little less.”
See Kay Brown’s full Facebook post below.
In September 2015, 59,305 people slept in homeless shelters in New York City, the Coalition for the Homeless reported.