Kind college ‘hunk’ acts as a human chair for elderly woman who can’t stand for long periods after they get trapped in an elevator
- Cesar Larios works for a company called College Hunks Hauling Junk
- When Larios became trapped in an elevator with a woman who had a hard time standing he dropped to all fours and acted as a human bench for her
- In addition to being a junk-hunk, Larios is a student at the Art Institute of Florida
A photo of a ‘college hunk’ is making the rounds on social media websites this week, but not necessarily because of the man’s supposed hunky-ness, but for his kindness towards an elderly woman who has a hard time standing up for long periods of time.
When a mover who works for the College Hunks Hauling Junk moving company in Tampa, Florida, became stuck in an elevator with the older woman, she explained the trouble she has with standing.
Rather than respond with an ‘oh — that’s unfortunate,’ College Hunk Cesar Larios – who is studying at the Art Institute of Florida in addition to being a junk-hunk – got down on his hands and knees and acted as a bench for the older woman.
Have a seat: Junk-hunk Cesar Larios acted as a human bench when he became trapped in an elevator with an elderly woman who has a hard time standing
Hunk: Larios works for College Hunks Hauling Junk moving company, which hires college-age kids to work as movers
Larios and the woman waited in the stuck elevator for help to arrive – with Larios, of course, acting like a human chair so the woman didn’t have to stand.
‘The response to the picture is mind blowing. Thousands of people are sharing it and posting it on social media,’ co-founder and president of College Hunks moving company Nick Friedman told HuffPost.
‘I think what’s great about it is that it’s a genuine moment caught on camera. 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,’ he continues.
College Hunks hires college-aged kids to work as movers. The company began operations in 2004 after co-founder Omar Solimman won $10,000 in a business plan contest.
Designer: In addition to working as a junk-hunk, Larios also is a student at the Art Institute of Florida
By 2008, the company moved its headquarters to Tampa and began franchising the businesses.
Today, there are 43 franchises of College Hunks Hauling Junk across the country, which haul more than 10,000 tons of ‘junk’ each year.
In 2008, Friedman and Soliman appeared on the ABC investment show Shark Tank with the hopes of finding some funding for the next business they want to open: College Foxes Packing Boxes.
Presumably, the company hires attractive, college-age females to pack boxes as the ‘hunks’ lug them out to a truck.
Sadly, the business partners were unable to get the proper investment to turn College Foxes Packing Boxes into a reality, so – for now – it’s a hunk-only business.