An Indiana woman's good deed after a Chicago Cubs game is going viral.
Over the weekend, 26-year-old Casey Spelman explored Wrigleyville for the first time with some friends, but the highlight of her trip was actually when she met a stranger, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis.
“I just said, ‘Hi, are you trying to get a cab?’ and he said, ‘Yes,’ and I said, ‘Would you like some help?’ and he said, ‘That’d be great,’” Spelman told the station.
She could see the man had been waiting a while and that he needed help — not only because the streets were packed right after the Cubs game, but also because the man was blind.
Another KTLA sister station, WGN in Chicago, caught up with the man, Yusef Dale, who told the station his friend called him Tuesday night to tell him he was all over the news.
Dale works as an assistant U.S. attorney and spends his days at the Dirksen Federal Building.
But after the Cubs game, the load, chaotic scene on the streets also left his hearing impaired.
"The ambiance of the area, it was difficult," he told WGN.
That's when Spelman stepped in, and Dale said she offered assistance in the perfect way.
“She did not presume I was incompetent or unable,” he said. “She didn't get in my personal space and most importantly, she didn’t touch me, which is an issue for some people with disabilities."
As Spelman took the man’s hand and hailed a cab for him, someone else took a few pictures.
“I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh this is really cool, I’ve never seen something like this,’” said Ryan Hamilton, who witnessed the good deed.
Hamilton was on a nearby rooftop when he saw the kind act. He posted the pictures and the sweet story on Facebook to “give the girl a shout out.”
“There’s so much negative stuff going on in the world and this was the opposite of that,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton and Spelman have never met. The two just happened to be in Chicago on the same street and they both are coincidentally from Indianapolis.
“It’s cool she’s getting the recognition, but you could tell that’s not why she did it,” said Hamilton.
Spelman didn’t even catch Dale's name, but in the moment all that mattered was he got a ride home, she said.
“He said, 'Give me a hug,' and I gave him a big hug," she recalled. "And he said, ‘God Bless you and have a great night,’ and I said, 'Thank you, you too.'”
Spelman told WXIN she’s was curious about Dale's identity and would love to reconnect with him.