Whenever we hear a viral story come from a gym, the people involved usually aren't telling it for a particularly happy reason.
While it's true that wholesome moments can happen there as much as anywhere else, the situations we often hear about tend to involve either people not-too-subtly ogling their fellow-gym-goers or getting overly judgmental about their technique.
In each of these stories, we can see that one of the worst things about going to the gym involves sharing that space with people who refuse to mind their own business.
So it likely came as a refreshing change of pace for one woman who noticed the lengths a man went to in order to do just that while she was working out. And she wanted to show her appreciation for his behavior.