18-year-old Has Seizure On Train Yet A Total Stranger Knows Exactly What To Do

When was the last time you heard a negative story? You probably don’t need to think back very far because we are bombarded with them on a daily basis. We regularly hear about war, natural disasters, poverty, and people just being generally rude to each other on social media. We are at a time in which information is coming our way constantly and unfortunately, bad news sells and it is often told first. The problem is, bad news can also affect us both mentally and physically.

Some people tend to switch off and ignore everything that they hear while others simply throw their hands up in the air and say that there is no hope for humanity. We long for a time in which we can enjoy life and perhaps even look back on the simplicity of the world when we were younger. Most people would agree that a little more kindness can go a long way and we look forward to the stories we hear when people actually look out for each other.

This story took place on the subway and it’s a great example. We all live busy lives but when we can step outside of our comfort zone, we may be able to actually interact with others and feel a sense of community.

Writer Erynn Brook, whose writing “weaves through conversations about media, people, culture, technology and anything else that pops into my world,” went online to share an experience she had when she was on the train ride home one day. An 18-year-old girl approached her who was suffering from epilepsy and was close to having a seizure.

There are going to be times when we have the opportunity to step outside of our comfort zone and help others. If we were faced with this issue, many of us may have dialed 911 or perhaps passed the problem to someone else. The little girl just needed a personal touch.

Erynn provides us with more understanding of what we can do to be kind to each other and to regain our humanity. She would also like you to do something, simply because it makes a difference and not because it will go viral.

“I wish this was a normal thing to hear and see and do,” she said. “In an ideal world, the response would just be confusion as to why I’m even sharing it because this is how everyone lives.”

There may be a day when we come together as a community once again. Erynn would like to provide us with some direction: “Listen to people, take a basic first aid course if you can, and listen to disabled folks,” she said. “Follow more diverse voices on social media, and if you can, get involved at a local level and work your way up.”


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