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(11,242 posts)
Wed Jun 10, 2020, 04:58 PM Jun 2020

A story of love today

There have been a small group of young men holding signs every day at the corner of an intersection in a nearby town.

I have stopped and talked with them and brought water a few times. These could be my sons...

Today, something special happened.

I asked to hold a young man's sign so that he could rest his arms for a bit. I shared that I couldn't stand for very long because of my back, but I wanted to help.

Once I had the sign in my hands, the men surrounded me and prayed for my pain to be eased.

We were all in tears and I will never forget this moment of raw human caring.

I dont interact very well with people and mostly keep to myself.

I'm so grateful to have stopped. These young men are our future and they showed me that hope is here for the next generation.

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A story of love today (Original Post) backtoblue Jun 2020 OP
This is how we are supposed to treat each other. Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
. backtoblue Jun 2020 #3
How beautiful. Maraya1969 Jun 2020 #2
What a beautiful act - yours and theirs malaise Jun 2020 #4
Thank you for sharing that beautiful moment with us. niyad Jun 2020 #5
What a lovely story mcar Jun 2020 #6
Wow, that's incredible. Native Jun 2020 #7
Wonderful! warmfeet Jun 2020 #8
Wonderful experience for you and the young men. gademocrat7 Jun 2020 #9
I had a family member tell me that they drove through a small town in grantcart Jun 2020 #10
what amazing people they must be renate Jun 2020 #15
Thank You..K and R Stuart G Jun 2020 #11
I amcurious Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2020 #12
Beautiful story. JudyM Jun 2020 #13
Made me cry... Rainngirl Jun 2020 #14
K&R and my gratitude to those young men. saidsimplesimon Jun 2020 #16
You are beautiful...and how's the back pain? Karadeniz Jun 2020 #17


(11,242 posts)
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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:19 PM
Jun 2020

I almost moved away from here a few years ago due to the clan and hate. I decided to stay and do what I can with what I have.

My heart has grown today.


(53,061 posts)
10. I had a family member tell me that they drove through a small town in
Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:43 PM
Jun 2020

Central Washington ( population under a thousand),all white county, and three protesters were at the one light with BLM signs.

You have to have lived in rural US to understand how brave it is to stand alone in a town where everyone knows everyone.

This country is washing the stench of slavery and the Confederacy away, finally.


(243 posts)
14. Made me cry...
Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:38 PM
Jun 2020

If only THIS could be the norm instead of something rare that we all need to hear about to help us not hate humanity.

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