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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Human Chain with Links of Love

Links of Love     (Public Domain)
It's amazing what a difference ordinary citizens can make when they care to.

Recently, off the Gulf Coast of Florida, a group of nine was drowning.  Caught in a sudden riptide, they were going under fast.

Police were around, but chose to remain safely on shore.  Not so a hardy group of beachgoers.  They bravely formed a human chain that extended well into the ocean.

One rescuer described it this way:  To see people from different races and genders come into action to help TOTAL strangers is absolutely amazing to see… 50 plus

The victims were also quite heroic.  One drowning grandmother told a rescuer:  Let me go, just let me die and save yourself!  A drowning Chinese couple urged another rescuer to “save the kids first.”

By the end of the saga, a total of 70 had joined the human chain.  They managed to save all lives in question by risking their own.  Chivalry itself is not dead, not even close.


Copyright July 20, 2017 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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