Overwhelming Kindness Follows Boston Marathon Blast
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.
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:
A 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 …
— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) April 15, 2013
Runner just told me he’s been stopped numerous times by Bostonians asking if he needs a bed or a shower.
— Billy Baker (@billy_baker) April 15, 2013
— Ramsey Mohsen (@rm) April 15, 2013
Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) April 15, 2013
Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand. #BostonMarathon
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) April 15, 2013
Finally, former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi was photographed carrying a bystander to safety.
— Kevin (@kavekrew) April 16, 2013