Overwhelming Kindness Follows Boston Marathon Blast

April 16, 2013
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When tragic events happen we are flooded with negative thoughts and hatred, at least I was yesterday afternoon as I watched the aftermath of the horrific bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

It’s a disgusting feeling to know that we live in a world that is littered with others who want to inflict pain, suffering and death upon others for no reason at all.

But what saves the day is those who rise up when everyone else gets knocked-down. We now read about citizens, neighbors, and first responders, who in the middle of chaos yesterday, showed unbelievable and overwhelming kindness (heroism) for those injured in the blasts and extended that kindness to those who were still running the marathon and had been diverted off course, essentially lost.

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The definition of kindness is this: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness doesn’t begin to describe what we saw Monday.

Read the report below from the USA Today:

With details surrounding Monday’s explosion at the Boston Marathon still developing, the tragedy’s scope can be overwhelming. Solace can be found in the acts of decency that grew out of the aftermath of a horrible event:

Google Docs form was created, giving Boston residents the ability to share their contact information and open up their homes to marathon runners from outside of the area who had nowhere to go.

The Google Doc wasn’t the only example of kindness and humanity following the unfathomable tragedy …

Finally, former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi was photographed carrying a bystander to safety.

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

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