In this delightful twist on a classic theme of “helping an old lady across the street” we find a hip teenager absorbed in his music with his buddies at a busy crosswalk.  Without warning, a silver-haired octogenarian suddenly jolts him out of his world by asking him an unexpected question. We all enjoy a timely lesson in manners while the song, “Hold my Hand” accents this charming moment.  Good Manners…Pass Them On.

This message playfully portrays the classic scene of helping an elderly lady across the street.  In a plot twist that both teaches Good Manners to our young hero and all of us in the viewing audience we see that values are sometimes best communicated with humor.


Old Lady: “May I walk you across the street?”
Boy: “Yeah, thanks.”
ANNCR/SUPER: Good Manners, Pass Them On. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

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Your Comments
Cindy P from Clovis,Ca JULY 21, 2020
I LOVE, love, LOVE this!! We are so involved in our own bubbles, we often forget to observe details and people around us! I think the world, the US in particular, is often blind to the ageism that is hidden and tolerated as normal by many. Seniors are revered in other societies. Yet, we often show images of incontinent or impotent elderly without showing all they have to offer, including possibly a clever sense of humor in addressing problems as this video does. Seniors have seen it all and often done it all, too! Teens and seniors have the potential to transform the world if they united forces and were open to learning from one another!

Michelle from Everett, WA MAY 1, 2020
Oh my gosh! How adorable! May our Youth respect their Elders!😍

Mary from harrisburg PA OCTOBER 2, 2017
i needed a lesson to show my boss for inspiration. you helped, thank you!

silva from Brasil DECEMBER 10, 2015

Emily NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Good manners

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