A candid photo of young man in Baltimore praying over a homeless person has gone viral after it was posted to Facebook as evidence that “[n]ot all Baltimore youth are lost!”
“I watched as this young kid was walking pass, stopped and walked over to this sleeping homeless man; touched him and began praying over him,” Facebook user Jonathan A. Stormz wrote in the caption that accompanies the photo. “This was an amazing sight! I pray this kid becomes a leader amongst his peers, and continues on this path!! Not all Baltimore youth are lost!!”
The photo has been shared over 30,000 times since March 1.
It would be an inspiring image wherever it came from, but it’s particularly good PR for Baltimore youth, who have been characterized as “thugs” in the media following the unrest in April.
Hopefully, this image will force people to question that label altogether, and not be interpreted as something wholly exceptional.
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