We’re used to hearing about how selfish the selfie-taking teens of today are.
But every now and then a heartwarming tale goes viral on social media that shows these teens in a different light.
This time there’s a gorgeous gesture doing the rounds in the media and on the internet, and let’s just say it’s very sweet!
Canadian teen Mahri Smith was doing what most girls do on a night out these days – take selfies with their phones in the bathroom mirror – when in walked an older lady.
And that’s how a friendship began.
Smith and her friends took selfies with the lady and smiled and laughed with her, and posted about their encounter on social media.
“This lady in the washroom looking at me sad “I remember when my girlfriends and I would get dressed and go out I miss that,” Smith wrote on Twitter.
“So I said why miss it, were (sic) all out right now aren’t we?
“Story short we have a new friend.”
The post and the delightful selfies of the older woman and the teens smiling and posing have gone viral on social media, being shared thousands of times all over the world.
— mahrmaid (@SmithMahri) January 29, 2017
Smith told CTV Ottawa about the selfless selfie encounter.
“I told her we’re all here – you are our girlfriend. So she came in for the pictures and she was more photogenic than us, she was loving it, and it was just so much fun,” she said.
“I just saw the picture and it made me smile, and I was thinking ‘oh my girlfriends will love this’, like 20 likes, 30 likes, and then it just blew up.”
One of the other girls in the photo told CTV Ottawa she was glad the photo was spreading happiness, and she had a heartwarming message for the world.
“We need more positivity like that, everybody is so negative all the time, and it’s just to show that no matter what age, or who you are, or what’s going on, you can always include somebody, no matter what you know,” Morgan Sheppard said.
“It would be really nice to track this lady down and get to know her, and let her know, look you’re internet famous right now.”
You can’t help but smile after reading this!
Who said the selfie-taking teen generation these days were all selfish?