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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Special Needs Man Comforted by Stranger on Bus Ride

Godfrey Cuotto, a 21-year-old student from McMaster University, holding hands with a special needs passenger, named Robert, on a local bus earlier this week.

A sweet photo taken in Hamilton, Ontario, has now gone viral capturing one man’s act of kindness towards a complete stranger in need.

A post from Only in Hamilton Facebook page shows Godfrey Cuotto, a 21-year-old student from McMaster University, holding hands with a special needs passenger, named Robert, on a local bus earlier this week.
Cuotto told radio station Kiss 92.5 he was heading home from a burrito place downtown with his friends when he entered a packed bus.
Robert, who was sitting near the front of the bus, instantly grabbed Cuotto’s hand and wouldn’t let go. At first, the 21-year-old thought he was being pranked but soon realized that Robert was overwhelmed by the crowded bus. Cuotto ended up staying with Robert until the very last stop.
Throughout the 30-minute bus ride, the man leaned on Cuotto, hugged him and even kissed his hands.
“I just allowed it, like, what I am going to do?” Cuotto said. “Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else’s needs above yours.”
Robert’s family contacted Cuotto through Facebook and revealed that Robert suffers from cerebral palsy and is also deaf. They thanked Cuotto for comforting their uncle during the bus ride.But behind Cuotto’s act of kindness is a great mother.
He told Kiss 92.5 he was “raised by a queen.”   
Some of my kids went to McMaster and my grandkids still go to McMaster. I took courses there also and found it to be a special place, ( except for the fact that my ex  teaches there.) The student body and faculty have always been exceptionally kind, thoughtful and helpful to the community.


  1. Hi Aunty and Jeannie ,
    Kathy has company over the weekend , a little delay . She also said Too Small had something great happen really nice last Thursday , he is rewriting his letter to you , I told her we will wait for any good news .

    Dear Maxy ,
    My brother and I are both in our 60s , and we do phone each other regularly .
    My problem is , over the years , I have been fortunate and , though not wealthy , am pretty well-off My brother however , has barely eked out a living for himself and his wife .
    When he called the other day to see what I was up to ,I didn't want to say I was buying a rental property.
    I don't know how to discuss this with him without seeming as though I'm bragging or putting him down for being as successful .Any hints ?
    Lucky Brother

    Dear Maxy ,
    I was mrried the first time for 23 years and I could do nothing right , no matter how hard I tried .
    I worked full time , was a soccer mom and yet dinner better be on the table at 5:30 or else . If he wiped his hands over the furniture and found dust , then I was put in my place .
    Fast forward to my second marriage , now going on 28 years . The pattern hasn't changed . We get along great for guite awhile , but if I try to fix a special meal , he does his best to ruin the evening .
    Today I made pasts salad and had saved up for two steaks that I barbequed to perfection. What does he say ? This is to much . My steak has fat on it . . I don't like pasta salad . I am an excellent cook , by the way .
    What am I doing wrong ? I am in my 60s now and can't get it right . I am so tired of this .
    Sick of Men Complaining

    Dear Maxy,
    The older I get , the less patience I have for complainers .There are a few friends who have been sort of close to me for longer than I can remember . I think they have been more out of habit than anything productive . It feels more like a chat session of what't wrong with everybody we know in our social circle and the world . I'm sick of it . I just don't want to waste my breath on negativity aymore . How can I release myself from these friends , or get them to change the subject ?
    Ready to Refresh

    Dear Maxy ,
    Many of the young people in my neighborhood are coming of the age to vote .
    As one who grew up when it seemed like everybody registered at the first second we could , I just don't understand why virtually none of these kids is even thinking about voting . I ask them regularly if they are paying attention to the political discussions of the presidential candidates and if they are learning about what's going on in our town . I almost always get blank faces . One young man will talk to me , but none of the others . What can I do to inspire them to get involved ?
    Get Registered

    1. Thank you ever so much for helping , I know how busy your schedule is ... Thanks for the help today at the party .
      Love you my darling .
      Your loving aunt ...

    2. Thank you very much. I appreciate the time you have taken to help us out.
      Best regards


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