Chivalry alive and well; Man becomes ‘human chair’ to help elderly woman trapped in elevator

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TAMPA, Fla. - If you thought chivalry was dead, you may want to take a close look at this picture.

It's one thing to give your seat to someone on the subway or bus but it is completely different to become a seat.

Cesar Larios, 23, was moving furniture for 'College Hunks Hauling Junk' when he got in the elevator with 79-year-old Rita Young.

However, it became tense when the elevator got stuck inside the Grand Court Senior Living Center.

Young began to panic, saying she was claustrophobic and unable to stand for the length of time it would take to be rescued.

Larios said, "I told her to calm down and if she wanted to sit, she could sit on my back and she was kind of hesitant at first."

Young said, "And bless his heart, Cesar. 'I can hold you up to at least an hour,' he said. 'I'm that strong."

He kept his promise.

About 30 minutes later, firemen rushed to the rescue and pried the door open.

They also took the picture and posted it to social media.

Young said, "I'd also like to thank his mother because she raised a really good boy."

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.