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Dad proves that chivalry still exists in the 21st century

Restore your faith in humanity, as Ryan O’ Donnell shows the internet how a true 21st century gentleman should act like!

Via Giphy


Last February 28, an elderly woman was about to pay for her groceries when her credit card was declined multiple times by the cashier at the Central Coast Shopping Centre in Wyoming, Australia.  

When Ryan O’ Donnell, 34, saw this elderly woman’s struggle to pay, he insisted on paying the $44 grocery bill instead.

Normally, a selfless act like this would go unnoticed; but when Luke, an onlooker, saw O’ Donnell’s good deed, he promptly documented it on Twitter.

Luke Twitter post
Via Twitter.com/Boycey1105

Soon after Luke’s upload, the internet went crazy with replies of praise and admiration for the father of two.

positive post Twitter
Via Twitter.com/Boycey1105

Although most of the comments were positive, there were some, who shared a different opinion on the matter. Two Twitter users in particular, suggested that the woman was simply scamming O’ Donnell for free groceries.

negative Tweet 1
Via Twitter.com/NuckyThompson8
negative Tweet 2
Via Twitter.com/GawtSpooks

While another Twitter user, by the name of Sam Steward said that he wasn’t particularly impressed with O’ Donnell’s gesture.  

negative Tweet 3
Via Twitter.com/SamSteward9999

Despite these not-so-nice comments, O’ Donnell says he is still proud of what he did and he even credits this gesture to his parents’ upbringing. “That’s how my mum and dad brought me up,” he explains on the Today Show.

Whatever your opinion may be, one thing’s for sure: O’ Donnell definitely sets the bar on how everyone should treat their elders!


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