Philadelphia, PA, June 06, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- For publicly demonstrating a visible act of chivalry and serving as a strong role model for today's young men, Harry Connick Jr., one of the judges and stars on the Fox program "American Idol," has been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for June, 2014.
The honor, presented by BringChivalryBack.com, recognizes noteworthy acts of chivalry, grandiose or small, which demonstrate the positive impact that chivalrous gestures by men can have.
Throughout the 13th season of the popular music competition, Mr. Connick consistently waited for his fellow judge Jennifer Lopez to reach her spot at the judges' table and then held out her chair as she sat.
Relationship expert John Rasiej of BringChivalryBack.com remarks, "American Idol appeals to a wide range of people including many young viewers. Many of those young boys and girls may never have witnessed an act of chivalry nor realize the value of such a gesture. By doing it consistently in such a public venue, Harry Connick Jr. gave many young men a better idea of how they can be treating women with class and respect."
In discussing the visibility of Mr. Connick's actions, Rasiej adds, "On my twitter feed and on facebook, there was an immediate recognition of what people had seen during the show." One such comment, from Francene Laubtner, read, "@AmericanIdol @JLo @HarryConnickJR What a guy!! Love when Harry waits for Jennifer and pushes in her chair for her!! What a gentleman!!"
Mr. Rasiej states, "Every time we can see positive role models displaying admirable qualities, more people become aware and realize the value of that behavior."
The founder of BringChivalryBack.com, selected the "American Idol" star as the awardee for how naturally it was offered, without any fanfare. Having chivalry displayed on a national television program that appeals to young people helps spread the message in a powerful way.
BringChivalryBack.com aspires to rekindle the sincere practice of courteous behavior by men toward women. More information is available at www.BringChivalryBack.com and at the blog on that website. Mr. Rasiej may also be followed on twitter at @YesToChivalry and on facebook at www.Facebook/com/ChivalryMatters.
*Source of twitter comment: https://twitter.com/Frannee11/statuses/446815382318235648