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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Restores My Faith ... In Kindness

General public can be so cruel. Age, race, educational background, I think most of us have seen it come from all directions. Poking fun or becoming annoyed at the challenged or handicapped. Kids can be so mean, but I have seen adults be just as cruel. Sometimes it isn't just what they are doing, it's as much as what they're not doing.

Cas has a son with autism. He is 19 years old. Cas has written beautiful stories about her son. She has also shared some that are so sad. The way people mistreat her and her son when they are out in public.

Maybe it's ignorance or fear that brings bad behavior out in people.

But not all people are like that.

Cas posted this video. It's Disability Awareness Day at Fenway Park. This boy, with challenges, tries to make it through the national anthem, but gets a case of the giggles. The whole stadium helps him out.

I giggled with him and I smiled knowing the ignorant people that don't know how to embrace differences, are out numbered by those who do.

I know you'll smile too.

19 comments:

San said...

This is beautiful

Crystal said...

That was the most beautiful thing I have seen in a very long time. Thank you for sharing the video.

Dixie said...

Thanks, now I'm crying!

Beth said...

me too Dixie...me too.

How heartwarming is that?! People CAN be nice.

Thanks for that.

Audubon Ron said...

Have I told you lately what a pleasure it is that I met you?

delmer said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

I'm just a bit teary eyed now.

The Hotfessional said...

Smiling, with tears in my eyes. That was GREAT!

Joan said...

It was nice to see this.

Mary Alice said...

I love it. Thanks for the smile.

Michael said...

That was so cool...what a great post!

Sherry said...

Way to go Nancy!! This was awesome..how often do you hear the crowd when the "featured singer" is at the microphone? Not often...so the decent people in the crowd realized he was "stuck" and they pulled along with him...that is love..and human warmth at it's best. Sadly, we do see it at it's worst too.

When my oldest was 2 we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. We were having dinner in North Carolina somewhere just before we hit our destination and there was a young man (in his late teens I'd guess) and he was motioning to my son who was playing with his cars on the table. My son had a hard time understanding this man's words and asked me in a loud voice, as children do "what's wrong with that man" so I explained in words he would understand. Bless his heart, my son turned and waved and wanted to share his cars with him. Was he frightened of him? No. He was ignorant because he didn't know about "differences", he just recognized that something wasn't the same as he was (this young man had cerebal palsey). What I learned from that is children's innocence can be such a teaching tool and we showed my son how to respect someone being different and not to fear it. So yes Nancy, fear and ignorance are two of the worst evils in this world. It's up to adults to correct it where we can. Brava to Cas for her words and her blog and for posting this video.

Linda in C-Town said...

BEAUTFUL!!! Thanks

sgk213 said...

Awesome, Heartwarming, makes you feel good all over. Thank you for that post!

Carrie Sue said...

I've seen this before and it give me goose bumps everytime. Thanks!

Gnightgirl said...

I always tear up during the singing of the National Anthem; I had Clint watch this one with me, and I tried to hold it together, but he totally busted me: I turned around trying to cool, and tears ran down both cheeks. I loved this!

debra said...

This is wonderful. I am also smiling inside and out and wiping tears away as well

¿Yh8? said...

Ooooh!!! One of the BEST things this Yh8 entity has seen in quite some time. Brings tears to the eyes.

A fine example of how a mass of people can be helpful when many become hateful.

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Casdok said...

Thank you.
Cant get enough of this video, so touching.