Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23085 – 1125
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This story is newer than many of the ones I do in this segment and if you’ve seen it already, I apologize for taking up your time, but I’m not really too sorry. This story is an excellent example of what I want this feature to be. I have seen the story in several places which is why I think you may have seen it already as well. But I like it. I think it’s because I understand the aunt’s feeling of total helplessness. I’ve watched this clip several times and I still get this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach as I see the woman falling and taking several precious seconds to get up. Seconds, instants, and moments can be burned into your memory forever.
I’ve been in situations where there is nothing at all you can do but watch a horrible thing happen. This woman is in her sixties (aside to the newscaster, that’s not elderly) and fell trying to save the baby. Seconds from tragedy and horror. But then:
It still boggles my mind and gives me a sick feeling to think about it. But I also got to thinking, lightening up for a minute, that this was one of those last-minute, save-the-day moments and it only could have been made better if the guy’s name had been Jones: