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A Latino Is One Of The Most Searched For People In Canada After An Act Of Kindness

We’ve all heard stories about how Canadians are almost too nice.

Well, that cliché was pretty much confirmed when a Latino man found himself aboard a subway train, in obvious pain, according to Salma Hamidi, a passenger on the on the train, told CTVNews that the Latino man was holding his head, saying, “Oh God. Oh God.” The man sitting next Hamidi asked, in a thick Russian accent, if the man was okay. The Latino man said he was suffering from a headache. Hamidi offered the man some Advil, which he took. But there was one minor problem. He had no water.

A woman, wearing a hijab saved the day, giving the man one of her son’s juice boxes, which of course the kid wasn’t too happy about.

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The man thanked everyone, and said he was about to go on a job interview. The Russian man told him “walk in confidently,” and then a Chinese teenager helped fix the Latino man’s hair. He said he was probably going to be late, so Hamidi told the man to walk in and apologize once, but not to make excuses. The woman in the hijab told the man to remember to smile. When the train arrived at the station, everyone wished him luck.

Hamidi posted the story to her Facebook wall

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Credit: Salma Hamidi / Facebook

And support immediately came pouring in.

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Credit: Salma Hamidi / Facebook

Hamidi wrote the entire story on her wall, and finished with the joke, “Now if THIS isn’t the ultimate Canadian experience short of a beaver walking into a bar holding a jar of maple syrup, I don’t know what is!” Her story was so received that within a few days, her short story had been shared over 13 thousand times through Facebook.

Unfortunately, Hamidi doesn’t know if the man got the job, but she had a message for him.

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“I’m kind of hoping he would somehow emerge, and be like, ‘I’m the guy!’,” she told CTVNews. “I’ve been waiting, checking my messages, for him to reach out to me.” Whether or not he got the job, Hamidi described how great it was seeing her passengers work to help this man, saying, “it was so nice, and the fact that we were all immigrants – first, second generation – it just had some sort of significance for me.”

Check out Salma Hamidi’s story here.

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This Sunglass Company Is Recognizing They F-d Up After Their Offensive Tweet About Mexicans

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This Sunglass Company Is Recognizing They F-d Up After Their Offensive Tweet About Mexicans

Earlier this month, Mexican Formula One racer Sergio Pérez dropped his sponsor, Hawkers, after they tweeted a message that he, and many others, found offensive…

The tweet, which was sent out in the wake of the Presidential Election, was not well received by their Mexican audience.

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In English, the tweet translates to: “Mexicans, put on these sunglasses so people don’t notice your puffy eyes while they build the wall tomorrow.” Hawkers quickly deleted the tweet, and has been in apology mode since, releasing several tweets acknowledging their mistake. Customers were still not impressed.

This week, however, Hawkers has gone all-in on their remorse, pledging to donate $500,000 pesos – or $24,000 USD – to a children’s charity on behalf of Sergio “Checo” Pérez.

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Hawkers also released the statement through Mexican newspaper El Universal, extending a heartfelt acknowledgment of what they did wrong, and a pledge to never let it happen again. In their words:

Dear Sergio, sometimes we have accidents. You, more than anybody else, knows this. Although we don’t expect this accident to be forgotten, we will do everything possible to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

And:

We will continue to be with you, with the people of Mexico and with all those who oppose discrimination and racism in the world.

Hawkers named the charity the Dear Sergio x Hawkers Foundation, dedicated to defending human rights and helping at-risk children.

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The press release was signed by Hawkers’ CEO Alex Moreno and its co-founder, David Moreno. As part of their pledge, the company will donate the same amount of money every year.

And social media has responded to Hawkers’ display of humility and respect.

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As of today, “Checo” Pérez has not made a statement regarding Hawkers’ efforts to mend fences.

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After Hawkers’ tweet incident, Pérez was quick to respond, saying, “I will never allow anyone to make fun of my country.” He promptly dropped the sponsor, leaving them with thousand of unsold custom glasses. Even with Hawkers’ attempts at apologies, the Formula One racer hasn’t released a statement via Twitter. Whether or not he chooses to forgive them remains to be seen, but it’s nice to see something good come out of this.


READ: This Tweet Was Meant To Be Funny, But Mexico Isn’t In A Laughing Mood These Days

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