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09/26/2012 04:54 pm ET | Updated Sep 27, 2012

Morrissey Helps Elderly Woman At Strand Bookstore In NYC

From Ryan Gosling to Cory Booker, New York City's recently seen it's fair share of high profile heroes.

The latest addition to this growing group of celebrity saviors? None other than Morrissey, former frontman of The Smiths, who reportedly came to the rescue of an elderly woman after she collapsed at The Strand bookstore in New York City on Sunday.

A tipster informed Queerty the singer was perusing books alone when the woman suddenly fell:

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.

And so, in honor of Morrisey being such a nice guy-- his heroics being a far cry from ranting about The Ramones and calling people in Manchester "bedridden deaf mutes"-- let's all watch him sing "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out."

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