The elderly man shows the young man how to tie his tie. 
Redd Desmond Thomas 

A touching photo of an elderly Georgia man showing a much younger man how to tie his tie is going viral after being shared on Facebook, 11 Alive reports. 

In the photo, the much older man can be seen giving hands-on instruction to the younger man, who was dressed to the nines in business clothes but was reportedly struggling with his tie while sitting in an Atlanta train station.

"The young guy sitting down was struggling with his tie. The woman in the red coat noticed, and asked 'Do you know how to tie it properly?' The young guy said 'No ma'am,' " Facebook user Redd Desmond Thomas, who snapped the photo, recounted on his wall.

"She taps her husband and says 'Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie.' The older gentleman moved without hesitation [almost a reflex response] and gave him a step-by-step tutorial; then - afterward - the elder gentleman watched the young gentleman repeat the steps and show him that he had it," Thomas continued. "I was some distance away (but close enough to hear the exchange), and got even closer to snap this candid photo of the tutorial in progress before hopping on the train."


Since the photo was shared three days ago, it has gained more than 805,000 shares and almost 200,000 likes. 

Read more at 11 Alive.