Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Taoist man snaps viral NYC subway photo of Hasidic couple, Muslim mother on Easter Sunday: 'This is my America!'
A Taoist man found "America" on the F train.
The man, Jackie Summers, snapped a heartwarming photo of a Hasidic couple sitting next to a Muslim woman holding her baby onboard an F train on Easter Sunday — and the image quickly went viral as social media users touted it as a symbol of New York City diversity.
"A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple could sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother could sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday," Summers captioned the photo, which had been shared over 31,000 times as of early Tuesday.
"This is my America: people letting people be people," Summers added.
A number of Facebook users praised Summers' sentiment — and took slight jabs at President Trump, who has been accused of peddling racism and xenophobia since launching his historically divisive campaign.
"THIS, is what makes America great and these days I've been struggling to find ways to feel good about America," Lisa Smith Zwart commented on the photo. "Thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity today, Jackie."
The photo had Jessy Wilson, a Brooklyn native living in Tennessee, missing her hometown.
"If only the whole country embraced this sort of diversity and inclusion," she tweeted.
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