It’s easy to take pot-shots at Morrissey given his general grumpiness, but deep down he’s just a sweet-natured British lad. Case in point: last Sunday, the Moz was at the New York bookstore the Strand and reportedly browsing the photography section. Suddenly, an elderly woman collapsed and fell to the ground. As Queerty reports (via an onlooker), the singer acted quickly to help her out:
Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay. She had just lost her bearings and was fine.
He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help. She declined and collected her things and moved on. But my friend said she touched Morrissey’s cheek in gratitude! Obviously, she didn’t know who he was, just was touched by this act of kindness from a nice British man… He seemed very shaken up and flustered by the incident and left the store soon afterwards without buying anything.
See? He’s human after all! William, it was really nothing.