Chivalry Is Dead? You’ll Think Differently When You See This Little Gentleman In Action [Photo]
Chivalry is dead: it’s a statement you’ve probably heard a lot in the last few days with Ashley Madison and seemingly endless reports of domestic violence.
But for one little gentleman named Randy at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, it’s alive and well, and he’s today’s shining example of it.
When a little female classmate’s shoe came untied, it was Randy to the rescue. While the little guy isn’t curing cancer or saving lives, he was captured in the sweet pose you see below being kind to a fellow student, and that’s worth it’s own special honors, right?
The image was shared to the school’s Facebook page, and later picked up by Karla Redditte, a popular news anchor for NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia.
Her sharing of the post has gone viral in just a few days with close to 20,000 likes, more than 8,100 shares, and around 1,800 comments at the time of this post.
It’s also been picked up by various popular websites, like Opposing Views, where it has picked up 8,100 likes and counting.
Redditte, who shoulders a lot of the responsibility for this image’s popularity, had the following to say.
“This is a picture of little Randy, who is in 1st grade, stopping to help his classmate tie her shoe at the St. Louis Language Immersion School. His mom posted this picture on the school’s Facebook page. It simply shows there are still true ladies and gentlemen in this world, willing to help each other succeed. (Kudos to Randy’s parents for a job well done.)”
Other commenters agreed that Randy just blew the whole “chivalry is dead” meme out of the water.
“This is what I call the ordinary hero, the one’s that we can all be… I love this pic,” wrote one commenter.
Echoing what many of you are probably feeling looking at the image, Facebook user Pat Miller had this to say.
“We need positive news! I wish the media would devote 5 minutes each broadcast to good news.”
“Yes there is some good everywhere in some people,” adds Margaret Hicks. “This little fellow is a perfect example. Thank God.”
According to the website’s page, “the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools Inc. is a federal non-profit organization that operates a network of independent charter public schools in St. Louis, MO.”
The schools aim to “position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs.”
The first two SLLIS schools were opened in 2009. These were the French School and Spanish School. The Chinese School followed in 2012. Each school started with kindergarten and first grade students, and will grow to accept fifth grade students, as well.
So what do you think, readers? Is it fair to say that Randy is evidence against the “chivalry is dead” meme? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image via Facebook, linked above]