The New York City subway isn’t the prettiest spot for photos. But a snap from the F Train highlighting interfaith harmony between Muslims, Jews and Taoists ricocheted around the Internet this week, after being posted to Facebook by city resident Jackie Summers.
“A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple could sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother could sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday,” he wrote.
“This is my America: people letting people be people.”
As of Tuesday, the Facebook post had been shared more than 36,000 times and received more than 48,000 likes.
Commenters said that it was a sign of the continued strength of diversity and tolerance in the age of Trump. “THIS, is what makes America great and these days I’ve been struggling to find ways to feel good about America,” wrote one on Facebook. “We, the people…Thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity today.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
This Heartwarming Subway Photo Of Hasidic Couple And Muslim Woman Goes Viral