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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Humans Ain't Half Bad

Humans do remarkable things. This week we saw children rush to stop a schoolbus and try to save their bus driver. Unfortunately, the young man, who suffered a heart attack, has since died.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/washington-bus-driver-passed-behind-wheel-dies-article-1.1060618
But those children showed all that's good about humans.

In hardship, Greek town goes to bartering to keep each other afloat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17686384

A woman's courage
http://traffickinginindia.blogspot.com/2012/04/trafficked-womans-story-of-indomitable.html

You may have never heard of Nujood Ali; I never had til a friend referred her book
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/04/nujood-ali-12-year-old-di_n_485952.html

Wanna be a hero yourself?
http://www.wishuponahero.com/

9 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Those children in the first link were true heroes. I am sorrow that the driver died, but so happy that a much bigger tragedy was averted.

klahanie said...

In the face of adversity,those children displayed humanity at its finest. A sad end to a remarkable story.
Look after YOU, Laura.
Gary
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mybabyjohn/Delores said...

No, I don't think I would want to be a hero. Too much sresss. I am in favour of annonimity.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I always believe that people are intrinsically good.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

BTW, anyone heard from Rory recently?

Lisa said...

We had a bus driver have a heart attack and die on the bus about a month ago. Thankfully, they were still sitting in the parking lot when it happened. Only 2 of the 40-50 kids on the bus did anything though. The rest were being their typical teenage idiot selves.

CarrieBoo said...

Those kids on the bus give you hope for the future. Aw, poor bus driver and his family... but glad it wasn't worse.

That's a shocking story of 'a woman's courage'. *shiver* Remarkable courage, yes.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Those kids were great. It is nice to read a positive story. I did not know the driver died, but it could have been much worse if those boys had not acted so quickly.

Austan said...

Hi all- Yeah, people can be pretty darned good when it hits the fan.

I've heard nothing from Rory, has anyone else?