Woman goes viral for helping blind Cubs fan catch a cab

Friday June 9th, 2017

An Indiana woman is insisting she’s not a hero after her good deed a Cubs game garnered national attention. 

Casey Spelman, 26 of Indianapolis, was in Wrigleyville after Saturday’s game against the Cardinals and noticed a blind man struggling to hail a cab. She did what you’d hope anyone would do—stop to help him out. 

It would have just been a simple act of kindness between two strangers, except a bystander on a nearby rooftop bar, Ryan Hamilton, noticed what was going on, snapped a few photos and posted them to Facebook. Hamilton’s Facebook post went totally viral and soon Spelman was being covered by news outlets far and wide.

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“I didn’t really think much of it at the time,” Spellman told ABC 7 Chicago. “It was after a Cubs game and it was still pretty crowded. I thought, ‘Man, it’s going to take him a while.’”

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