|Apr 29, 2013, 07:51 AM||#1|
Just when you think you've lost faith in humanity - this happens
Isn't that sweet. So much hate and sorrow in our world (how many bombs were set off in the last few days?) but there's always the random display of human dignity. And thank heavens for YouTube to share those moments with each other across the world.
Has any stranger ever helped you in the streets before? Well, you can't really call it helping, but once I dropped a 20 dollar bill while bristly walking through the streets of New York, when a young man ran after me giving my money back. I was honestly surprised.
It was one of those moments where you just know, it's good to be human.
|Apr 29, 2013, 08:10 AM||#2|
It's a lovely video.
Unfortunately not all good Samaritan acts work out so well...for the Samaritans.
Many years ago, my date and I came upon a street person in seizure. It became clear it was not just a simple tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure, but status epilepticus...a very dangerous situation. My date ( a nurse) and I tried to do what we could to help...roll him on his side, etc.
This occurred before cell phone were ubiquitous, and someone ran to find a phone. Along came a police officer, who told my date and I to go away, he was just a bum, and he would call for a police wagon to take him to the police station. We tried to explain the dire nature of the situation, but he was having none of it, and threatened to bust us if we didn't leave.
The good Samaritans in the video were wonderful...I wish more of that kind of behavior occurred, and when it does there is support from local authorities.
Thanks for posting...
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
|Apr 29, 2013, 08:32 AM||#3|
Unfortunately here in the us they sue good samaritans in some instances
|Apr 29, 2013, 09:12 AM||#4|
|Apr 29, 2013, 09:38 AM||#5|
There are obvious reasons why you would need to move someone, if they fell into the subway tracks or on a street with traffic perhaps.
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|Apr 29, 2013, 10:18 AM||#6|
I haven't lost my faith in humanity at all. The video was very sweet... but if you look around you see this happen all the time. Just not usually with a helmet cam. People are, generally, helpful and will help those around them in need, in my experience.
I believe we too often obsess on the exceptions, and forget the scores of times that people help us out. Last friday we were at a pub - a regular pub (with rather exceptional beer) - and watched a server race out and run down a couple of guests who had already gotten down the block. They had forgotten their takeout box, it turned out.
There were just 2 people who caused all that mayhem in Boston recently. There were hundreds of people who in the minutes and seconds after the blasts rushed into a potential danger zone to aid those were injured. This happens all the time.
Just my hippie dippie two cents....
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
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