In opening up his umbrella, a Louisiana man has opened up the hearts of thousands across the country. This viral image - captured by Deepak Saini outside of the Kenner, LA Target - is getting recognition for the message it represents amidst a time of increased racial tension: kindness is what unites us.
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On his Facebook page, Kenner said he stood in the Target lobby amongst other shoppers - all dreading heading out to their cars in the rain - when this good samaritan started escorting women and children to their cars under the shelter of his big umbrella. "When I saw this, I thought, people need to see that. There are people that are kind on both sides of the color line, and we need to focus more on how we can help each other and be there for each other, rather than what sets us apart," Deepak Saini told WGNO.

WGNO tracked down the good samaritan, otherwise known as James Varnado, who had no idea his good deeds were caught on camera, "People are people. Help. It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter what you do. It doesn't matter if you're the richest person in the world or the poorest person in the world," James told WGNO. "Somebody needs help? Help 'em."

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