One of FB’s very popular pages is No Hope for the Human Race. I am guilty of enjoying many of their memes. Some can be a bit harsh, but most are actually rather funny.
I also admire their lack of Political Correctness and their Equal Opportunity Bashing 😉
The danger lies in the name…though it is a joke…ha ha…for many it contains a grain of truth.
If this Truth grows and flourishes, then people, such as my Beloved Pumpkin, actually begin to believe that we are Hopeless!
This is not just disheartening, but frightening! The repercussions?!?!
Fortunately, moments like this one, remind us that as Anne Frank said:
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. She writes, “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”
Our thanks to the Fosters for their attention and appreciation, and especially to this officer, who remains anonymous.
I found this Wonderfully Beautifully Inspiring Story here.
For the NY Times article, you can go here.