When he walked into the room he shared with a long-time friend, Reddit user TheRylan found himself stumbling into the middle of an algebra lesson. His roommate was on FaceTime with his little sister back home. The younger girl was having trouble in her classes back home, and each week, her older brother made sure to block off time from his busy schedule to help her understand her homework.
Using his graphing calculator and scribbling notes on a small sticky note, the dedicated brother knew that this was more important than anything else he might have been doing.
The picture was shared with a brief description…but it instantly went viral.People knew just how busy a full-time college student’s schedule could get – especially during exam week – but this brother didn’t care. It quickly earned him a clever nickname: “Algebro”.
These are the moments that younger siblings remember the most about their older brothers and sisters. Simple things like being made a sandwich or getting pointers on their homework leave a lasting impression, and the post reminded people to make time for their younger siblings. Time passes quickly, and these memories can’t be re-created.
It was nostalgic for some and inspirational for others which led this post to reach thousands of people in less than a day. Incredible.