This week ~
Some A-hole mugged a 90 year old woman.
But, a complete stranger helped her chase him down and throw his A-hole A in jail. Yay.
As a Dallas Cowboys fan (shut up), I've called former Giant/soon to be 49er Brandon Jacobs a few names in my day.
But, when a 5 year old boy wrote him a letter and sent him his piggy bank savings - $3.36 - in an effort to keep him in New York, Brandon did a really nice, really not A-hole-y thing. Jacobs gave the boy his money back plus interest - $5! - and a signed ball and, probably most invaluable of all, spent the day with him.
And, of course, the biggest little A-holes of them all were those middle school kids who tormented their bus monitor Karen Klein.
But, as you've no doubt heard by now, one stranger started a campaign to raise $5,000 to send Klein on vacation and, in a matter of days, hundreds of strangers who only a week before had never heard of Karen Klein responded, raising over $500,000.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. ~ Pablo Casals