Photo of firefighter carrying elderly woman up stairs goes viral
HOUSTON, Tex. - It's a photo that is capturing hearts across the country.
Firefighter Thomas Harwell saw an elderly woman struggling to get down some stairs Saturday at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
After helping her to her seat, Harwell waited until the rodeo ended to make sure she was then able to leave the arena.
That's when his wife Shayla captured the photo.
It's now been shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook.
Harwell is a senior captain with a volunteer fire department about 50 miles from Houston.
On or off the job, he said it's in his blood to help people.
The family said the elderly woman was "grinning from ear to ear" after the kind gesture.