Tell Me Something Good 9/1/19

Tell Me Something Good logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul and Word Clouds.

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 a story of kindness on the first day of school.

On the first day of school a couple weeks ago, Connor Crites, was overwhelmed. The eight year old, who is autistic, was sitting in the corner crying when fellow second grader, Christian Moore, helped him. Christian sat on the ground and comforted Connor, helped him stand up, and held his hand as they waited to enter the school. Christian’s mom, Courtney, snapped a picture of Christian holding Connor’s hand and the story went viral.

Connor told ABC’s KAKE, “He was kind to me. I started crying and then he helped me. And, I was happy. … He found me and held my hand and I got happy tears.”

April Crites said she worries about her son, who was non-verbal until he was five, when he’s at school. But Christian’s kindness has alleviated some of those worries.

Courtney says the boys now have an inseparable bond and noted that “One act of kindness, you know, can change someone’s life.” 

April said, “It doesn’t matter, you know, color. It doesn’t matter, gender. It doesn’t matter, disability. Just be kind. Open your heart. And, that’s what we need in this world.”

The boys summed it up even more simply: Be nice.

An outreached hand in a moment of need can change everything. And that is Something Good.

Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!

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