This beautiful photo has captured family love and filial piety of two generations from two different families sitting side by side in a train. The moment is so magical that it has gone viral.
Facebook user Restoris A. Fatiha posted the photo of a touching scene unfolding on an Indonesian train, where a son is seen cuddling his elderly father on one of the seats, while on the other seat, a father seems to be taking a selfie with his little son or showing him something on his cellphone.
According to Coconuts Jakarta, Fatiha wrote on his Facebook post (originally in Indonesian language) that the photos were taken at around 6:20 a.m. on a train traveling from Kutoarjo to Solo in Central Java.
On the left side sat a man in his 50s hugging his father, who seemed to be around 75–80 years old. According to Fatiha, when the father leaned over his son, the man immediately switched his phone to the other hand to accommodate his father. And when he finished talking, he embraced his father so he could be more comfortable.
On the right-hand side of the aisle sat a father, mother, and their son. They changed their seating position so their son could sit between them. Then the father embraced his little son to show him something on a mobile phone, as his wife lovingly sat by their side, completing the family photo! Their expressions clearly highlight the warmth and affection of their family.
Fatiha wrote: “Love your parents, as your parents have loved you, raised you, educated you and taken care of you with all their hearts. I saw something which really made me miss my parents. It touched me so deeply and I wanted to shed a few tears. It is an action that seems normal but can be truly meaningful for the people who witness it.”
“It was a very simple sight but one that inspires and reminds us, as children, to always love and care for our parents, even if it’s just in a simple way like this…”