Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hard Times, A Helping Hand

By far, this is the best Christmas story I have ever read. (New York Times, 12/22/08: Hard Times, A Helping Hand.)

Just ... wow. Can you imagine being this guy, opening this suitcase, and seeing what he saw?

I heard about this on the radio this morning, and I swear, I drove for about 10 minutes with my mouth open in disbelief. What a heartwarming way to start the day.


Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Thank you for sharing this with us! I read the NYT every day, but I didn't see this article.

We watch *It's a Wonderful Life* each year on Christmas Eve, and my husband remarked how much more poignant that bank scene (and the Depression years) would be this year, so many people have never seen times like these!

Wonderful story!

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

I love "It's a Wonderful Life" and was also watching it on Christmas Eve this year, albeit intermittently while trying to get my daughter to go to sleep. I happened to catch that bank scene, and just stood, riveted, in my family room, watching and unable to move away from it. I was thinking the same thing, how absolutely poignant that scene was this year.

And don't feel bad for missing the story in the NYT. It was pretty well buried, and I wouldn't have seen it if it wasn't mentioned on the morning drive talk show I listen to. It took a little while to find the link. I'm glad you enjoyed it ... it's a great story.