If you needed any more proof that people are generally terrible–here it is. When 37-year-old Amit Patel attempted to board a packed London train during a busy commuting period, he assumed that his status as a disabled, blind traveler would ensure that he received a spot in the sitting area. However, his pleas for a seat paired with the obvious distress of his guide dog, Kika, proved to not be enough of a motivation for his fellow travelers to offer him a seat. Forced to endure the grueling journey while both terrified and disoriented, Patel’s ordeal will surely make you think twice about your next trip on public transport.
Meet Amit Patel
Amit Patel is a 37-year-old former ER doctor who lost his sight five years ago after suffering a haemmorrhage behind his eyes. Now, Patel maintains his independence with the help of his adorable guide dog, Kika. Patel uses social media to educate others about the realities of disabled life, encouraging individuals to not make snap judgements when they first learn of his condition.