The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week’s Something Good is loving your neighbor.
Margie Reckard was killed in the El Paso shooting and her husband, Antonio Basco, has been shown all kinds of support in the weeks after. When Antonio said he had no relatives nearby, the public showed up en mass to Margie’s funeral. The line stretched for blocks and thousands waited to pay their respects. Mr. Basco greeted each attendee who came to stand with him as he laid the woman who made him “the happiest man in the world” to rest.
Tragically, a day after Antonio laid his wife to rest, his car was stolen and totaled. A pressure washer he used to financially support himself was also stolen.
The community quickly stepped up to help the bereaved 61 year-old who was now considered family. An El Paso dealership gave him a new SUV and his trailer and pressure washer were also replaced by people in the community.
The harm that was intended for Mr. Basco was turned to good by a community that is standing in solidarity with one another. That is Something Good and goes a long way to restoring one’s faith in humanity after a series of awful events.
If you would like to be a part of El Paso healing itself, here is a simple suggestion:
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!