Monday, October 6, 2014

The Kindness, the Absolute Grace of Strangers: Boy Who's Going Blind Granted Wish to See Northern Lights

Just a stunning story of human kindness. 

When you get down, as we humans are wont to feel, just remember this goodness.

"They're like watercolors in the sky."

"Ben Pierce is going blind. But before he loses his sight, the 9-year-old boy has some big sightseeing dreams. Among the items on his travel list: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Pyramids in Egypt, seeing the Northern Lights and visiting a beach in sunny Los Angeles."

"But with limited funds and without much time, Ben’s parents say they probably won’t be able to help their son tick off all the places on his list. However, with the generous help of many strangers, young Ben will get to fulfill at least some of his big dreams. Just last week, the boy, who lives in Dallas traveled to Alaska with his family where he got to see the Northern Lights -- all thanks to a total stranger."

Magnificent human kindness.