Man becomes 'human chair' to aid elderly woman

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by AZ Central / Gannett

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 12:23 PM

Cesar Larios, a 23-year-old Florida man, was on a moving job when he found himself stuck in an elevator along with 79-year-old Rita Young.

A Florida man stuck in an elevator with a 79-year-old woman turned himself into a "human chair" so she could be more comfortable as they waited to be rescued, according to video from Newsy.

Cesar Larios, a 23-year-old employee for College Hunks Hauling Junk, was on a job at a senior-living facility when he and co-workers got stuck in an elevator with Rita Young, who appeared to be struggling to stand and breath.

Young says she was thankful for Larios and considered him to be a "special angel," Newsy says. He also received praise from social media and the co-founder of the company.

"I think what's great about it is that it's a genuine moment caught on camera," co-founder Nick Friedman said. "A lot of people say the younger generation has lost certain values. But one small picture shows that chivalry and hard work are still very much alive in our youth."

They were all rescued after about a half an hour, Newsy says.

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