02-21-2015, 08:40 PM
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 02-21-2015, 09:23 PM
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Nice story!

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 02-22-2015, 05:21 AM
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  • jtmke
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Shame on the parents of his classmates. 

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 02-22-2015, 08:52 AM
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  • chazt
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Heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. My wife and I can relate on a similar level, although our daughter is typically developing. Long story short, we are a Caucasian family living by choice in a neighborhood which is approximately 90% Asian, mostly Korean and Chinese. When our youngest child was in elementary school, I don't recall exactly what grade, maybe 2nd or 3rd, she invited about a dozen of her classmates to her birthday party in our home. The same thing happened as in the story you linked to; Nobody showed up. "R" was devastated. My wife and I were PO'd! The bright side of our experience was that R's year and a half older sister and some of her friends helped her celebrate. We haven't spoken of it since, but I have a feeling my daughter still feels the pain of being slighted and ignored by her classmates over 15 years ago.

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 02-22-2015, 09:11 AM
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Great story! Thank your sharing! 

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 02-22-2015, 09:25 AM
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I don't think this sort of caring is necessarily limited to what 'America is all about' - it's more like this is what 'being human is all about' - regardless of nationality. I've lived in several countries, and people in every one of them are about the same. A lot of them will go out of their way to help people who may need it, especially children. There are about equal proportions of people who are nasty or self-centered as well. 

It's great that the firefighters and others stepped in to make this kid's day a happy one. It's nice to read of these things happening. Humans can sometimes be amazing. 

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 02-22-2015, 09:38 AM
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Yes you are right. It's more about people than countries. Just thought it was nice to read some good news for a change.

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 02-22-2015, 02:09 PM
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What I like about America is that people are social by themselves, by their heart.  Being social, not socialized by law.  My respect to you!


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 02-22-2015, 10:37 PM
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This is such a heartfelt and blessed story.  I truly hope the kid's parents who didn't want their children to show up, see how great and honorable strangers are. Awesome story! 

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 02-23-2015, 10:02 AM
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Great story but these things happened before social media.

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 02-23-2015, 10:48 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(02-22-2015, 09:25 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: I don't think this sort of caring is necessarily limited to what 'America is all about' - it's more like this is what 'being human is all about' - regardless of nationality. I've lived in several countries, and people in every one of them are about the same. A lot of them will go out of their way to help people who may need it, especially children. There are about equal proportions of people who are nasty or self-centered as well.

Signs011 And especially the bold part, as I also have such first-hand experience...

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