This Woman's Kind Gesture For A Blind Cubs Fan Will Help Restore Your Faith In Humanity
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2017 2:50PM
Facebook / Ryan Hamilton
Wrigleyville has developed a bit of a reputation for rowdiness and bro-ish debauchery, but the North Side neighborhood on Saturday was the scene of a lovely, reassuring act of simple humanity—one that deservedly went into viral overdrive on social media.
Casey Spelman, 26, was poking around Wrigleyville for her first time while visiting Chicago from Indianapolis when she noticed a blind Cubs fan milling near the stadium shortly after a home game had let out, according to WGN. He was trying to get a taxi, but was having no luck. As anyone who's been near Clark and Addison streets after the final out is recorded knows all too well, the timing meant a bustling crowd and some none-too-easily-navigable streets: a tough cab-hailing environment for anyone.
When Spelman noticed the fan's troubles, she stepped in, helped him to a better position, and flagged down a ride. She helped him inside, gave him a hug and provided us all with a much-appreciated boost of faith in humanity.
Bystander Ryan Hamilton snapped photos for posterity from rooftop up above. The man had been waiting for several minutes until Spelman stepped in to help, Hamilton posted on Facebook. "Awesome to see such kindness in a world that the media portrays so much hate in," he wrote. Several thousand shares later, we're happy to see some positive shine on the city, Wrigleyville and, of course, the Good Samaritan herself.