Acts of kindness can go a long way in any situation, however, in the wake of tragic events, such acts are especially noteworthy. A Starbucks employee, known only as Jermaine, was recognized for the kindness he showed after a bomb was detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on September 17, 2016. Jermaine brought free coffee and treats to the Chelsea police in the hours following the Chelsea attack.
Jermaine was not alone in showing gratitude to the first responders on the scene of the attack. The Monday following the bombing, some New Yorkers brought food to police officers stationed in the area during the days that followed. The Standard High Line, a hotel in the West Village, offered free rooms and dinner to those affected by the attack who lived on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Ave.
These seemingly small acts, along with many others, displayed a true sense of heart and character. They presented a ray of hope, following a hostile occurrence. These stories serve as a reminder that in the face of evil, a larger and stronger force of good people remain and will prevail.
We encourage you to watch the video taken of Jermaine’s act of kindness which can be found by clicking here.