A Blind Man Is Helping Others Like Him Cope With The Disability

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

Life is “all about kindness – seeing it, feeling it, and giving it.”

Those are the words of TV host and author Leon Logothetis, who embarked on his #GoBeKind tour in partnership with Trivago where he searches to find good Samaritans who are selflessly helping out others.

During his stop in New York City – a place stereotyped to have some impolite residents – Logothetis met a blind man named Ed.

After asking Ed if he needed help to cross the street, Logothetis continued to walk with him. That’s when he discovered that Ed became blind in his adult life. He moved to New York City and started a non-profit to help other blind people learn to live with the disability.

“I probably earn about a sixth of what I used to earn, but I have to tell you, at the end of the day when I’m on the train, I could be exhausted, but I feel good about what I’m doing today,” said Ed, who also shared a heartwarming story about one of the people his organization has helped.

Because of the man’s good deed, Logothetis rewarded him with $1,000. You might want to grab some tissues when you see his genuine reaction.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” Ed said.

If you are touched by Leon’s message, please visit him on Facebook. You can also check out his site at and read his powerful book, The Kindness Diaries!

Watch the touching video below and please SHARE to help spread Leon Logothetis’ message about kindness!

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