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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 04:58 PM

A story of love today

There have been a small group of young men holding signs every day at the corner of an intersection in a nearby town.

I have stopped and talked with them and brought water a few times. These could be my sons...

Today, something special happened.

I asked to hold a young man's sign so that he could rest his arms for a bit. I shared that I couldn't stand for very long because of my back, but I wanted to help.

Once I had the sign in my hands, the men surrounded me and prayed for my pain to be eased.

We were all in tears and I will never forget this moment of raw human caring.

I dont interact very well with people and mostly keep to myself.

I'm so grateful to have stopped. These young men are our future and they showed me that hope is here for the next generation.






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backtoblue Jun 2020 OP
Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
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backtoblue Jun 2020 #3
Maraya1969 Jun 2020 #2
malaise Jun 2020 #4
niyad Jun 2020 #5
mcar Jun 2020 #6
Native Jun 2020 #7
warmfeet Jun 2020 #8
gademocrat7 Jun 2020 #9
grantcart Jun 2020 #10
renate Jun 2020 #15
Stuart G Jun 2020 #11
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2020 #12
JudyM Jun 2020 #13
Rainngirl Jun 2020 #14
saidsimplesimon Jun 2020 #16
Karadeniz Jun 2020 #17

Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:10 PM

1. This is how we are supposed to treat each other.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:19 PM

3. .



I almost moved away from here a few years ago due to the clan and hate. I decided to stay and do what I can with what I have.

My heart has grown today.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:14 PM

2. How beautiful.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:30 PM

4. What a beautiful act - yours and theirs

and what a beautiful post

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:00 PM

5. Thank you for sharing that beautiful moment with us.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:01 PM

6. What a lovely story

These young people are giving me hope!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:14 PM

7. Wow, that's incredible.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:32 PM

8. Wonderful!

Our future, I hope.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:34 PM

9. Wonderful experience for you and the young men.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:43 PM

10. I had a family member tell me that they drove through a small town in

Central Washington ( population under a thousand),all white county, and three protesters were at the one light with BLM signs.

You have to have lived in rural US to understand how brave it is to stand alone in a town where everyone knows everyone.

This country is washing the stench of slavery and the Confederacy away, finally.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:41 PM

15. what amazing people they must be

That's truly inspiring.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:50 PM

11. Thank You..K and R

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:53 PM

12. I amcurious

What did their signs say?

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 10:44 PM

13. Beautiful story.

Sharing common humanity, beautiful.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:38 PM

14. Made me cry...

If only THIS could be the norm instead of something rare that we all need to hear about to help us not hate humanity.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:46 PM

16. K&R and my gratitude to those young men.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:41 PM

17. You are beautiful...and how's the back pain?

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