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The Internet Is Furious at These Young People Ignoring an Old Woman Standing on the Train

By Mustafa Gatollari

Social media users are up in arms over a viral photo that shows a bunch of seemingly able-bodied passengers completely disregarding the needs of an elderly rider who was forced to stand.

If you've ever ridden on public transportation, you most likely know that if there's an elderly, pregnant, or disabled person who needs a seat, you should offer them yours.

It's basic manners and a common courtesy that crosses all cultures: respect your elders. Maybe you don't need to respect all the opinions of your senior family members, but if they've got a bad hip and you're at a family get together where all the seats are taken, you would get up and let them sit down in a chair while they spout their nonsense no questions asked, right?

Apparently, these commuters on a Sydney train were never taught that valuable life lesson, because they appear to be ignoring an elderly passenger who's crouching forward while holding onto a pole to stabilize herself in this photo that was shared on Facebook.

And people are livid.