Former Teacher Notices Man Struggling With Math Problems And Helps Him

April 30, 2018

A commuter on the NYC subway captured a touching moment between two complete strangers.

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Credit: Denise Wilson / Facebook

Denise Wilson was on her way home from work when she noticed a man, Corey Simmons, looking at math problems inside of a folder. A few stops later a passenger sat down next to Simmons and started a friendly conversation.

"The guy next to him sat down and asked him what he's studying, 'you look a little confused maybe I can help,'" Wilson recalled.

Simmons, 42, told the man that his son had failed a math test and he's trying to relearn fractions so he can help him.

"The guy in the black informed him he use to be a math teacher so he asked the guy to quiz him and everything he got wrong or was confused about he broke it down and corrected him," Wilson wrote on Facebook. "By the end of my train ride the guy in the red had a better understanding he can bring home a new method and teach his child."

Wilson got off the train before the men and later posted the picture of them working together on her Facebook page.

"I started tearing up," Wilson told CBS News. "It was just one person helping another, and I thought that was beautiful."

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