Gillian Rogers was riding the New York City subway home the other day when a man in the same train compartment caught her eye — and instantly brightened her spirits.
Rogers discovered that the individual he had spotted wasn’t alone.
A little kitten, wrapped in a towel, sat in the stranger’s lap.
Rogers told The Dodo, “He was bottle-feeding her.” “You could tell she was concerned. My heart felt like it was ready to burst when I saw someone who cared so much. He was completely immersed in the present.
Rogers knew she couldn’t leave the train without learning more about the man, so she approached him and inquired about how he’d met the kitten.
“We had a conversation,” she explained. “He said he found the kitten alone between two buildings,” He explained.
Rather than abandoning the kitten, the man had saved her and taken it upon himself to keep her warm and fed.
“The kitten was looking up at him as he fed her,” Rogers said. “It was so heartwarming. I told him, ‘Thank you.’”
Rogers’ stop was approaching, and she had to depart before asking the man his name. Despite the fact that they left as strangers, Rogers’ day had been transformed by witnessing the man’s kind nature.
“It was a genuinely glorious moment. I felt like I was walking on air when I got off the train “Rogers said. “It made me happy, as though it restored my trust in humanity. There are still good people in the world.”
Rogers was moved by the picture since she devotes her life to helping animals as the founder of Pet Rescue Squad Inc. Rogers realized how a stranger’s act of compassion can change the planet after posting about the meeting online, which has since gone viral.
“I had no idea the photo was going to resonate as it has. It makes me happy,” she said. “I think we all need something to cheer us up.”