You might have heard it often how a small gesture of kindness can change one's life. Well, the story of Jamaican Olympian Hansle Parchment's journey to gold is one such example. In a now-viral video posted by the sportsperson on Instagram, Parchment recalled how he was offered help by a volunteer to get to the Tokyo Olympics venue after a bus mix-up. The girl lent the Olympian cab fare and helped him with the correct directions.
The video features Parchment trying to track down the volunteer to thank her for the help and return the amount that was lent to him. The athlete also narrated the entire incident in the video.
Here is the video that is ruling the internet now.
The caption alongside the post titled 'Thank You' read, "Reminder to be grateful always…The Japanese people are the sweetest ever. Thank you, my friend."
In the video, Parchments says "I accidentally boarded a wrong bus to the wrong venue, I had music in my ears and I wasn't hearing anything the people loading the bus were saying," Parchment said in the video.
Later, when the athlete realised that he had boarded the wrong bus, he was worried about how to reach the venue. Parchment was also sure that taking a bus ride to the correct venue wouldn't give him enough time to warm up.
This is when he got assistance from a stranger who gave the Olympic gold medallist some money so to take a private taxi and reach the Games venue on time.
And finally, the stranger's compassion yielded results. The Jamaican athlete, who won the gold medal in the men's 110-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics.
In the heart warming video, Parchment also shows his stranger friend his gold medal and says, "This is just because you helped me and you were an instrumental part of my win."
To which the surprised stranger responds by saying, Really you won this?"
The gratitude video is winning millions of hearts on the internet. Even, Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness shared the video on his Twitter page and asserted that Jamaicans know that gratitude is a must.
For the unversed, Parchment won the gold medal beating the United States of America's Grant Holloway.