April 16, 2013

Many Moments of Kindness follow Solitary Acts of Aggression.

“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.'” ~ Patton Oswalt

Photos, stories of simple beautiful kindness remind us of what it is to be American, and human.

The number of people who are opening up their homes to the displaced has also been evident, in the number of people who have  put down their information on a Google Doc, offering shelter for runners via Boston.com. For more: The Atlantic.

Oleana Restaurant in Boston, “If marathoners need a warm meal or a safe place to wait for loved ones, we will help.

“Love: Patton Oswalt’s perspective on when evil strikes.”

“At copley. Runners offering each other jackets to keep warm. Even in heartbreak there is good in people.” ~ (@megansarahj)

Google has made a people finder. Spread the word.

On Facing Tragedy from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Ramsey Mohsen—who has been chronicling his experience at the marathon, including his time in the sidelines before the bombing— posted a photo of a local Bostonian giving people a bathroom to use and orange juice.

Also: Video: Also: Firsthand account by a Hero of the Boston Marathon Explosions, holding Blood-Stained Flag with shaking hands.

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