Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The one good thing

In the midst of all the turmoil in Iraq, and people losing their lives left and right, it's hard to find a bright side, and even harder to find humanity.

Today, I found a tiny bit of light in the very long and dark tunnel this country has dug itself in to; the quagmire that is Iraq.

It is a very touching story about a soldier who adopted a stray puppy the day before a roadside bomb killed him in Iraq.

Hero, the puppy, was brought to the US to help 22-year-old Army Spc. Justin Rollins' family and girlfriend cope with his unfortunate death.

So many soldiers and innocent civilians have lost their lives in this war, and there is absolutely no good news no matter how you look at it.

The story of Hero, however, is the only story that warms your heart and reminds you that there is still humanity in the midst of all the madness and death. It is unfortunate that people can't be shipped to a safe place, but it's still nice to know that animals are being taken into consideration.

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