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April 28, 2015

“Explosion in Baghdad happened yesterday, this happened an hour after the explosion.”

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Source: (imgur.com) Read this heartwarming heartbreaking comment about the above, here.

“If you want to support the people who own the restaurant with a kind facebook message telling them that our hearts are with them, this is their facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Potato/208778729203491 ”
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Relephant:

faith in humanity restored

Similar: this scene from Band of Brothers.

Similar, via Trans-Siberian Orchestra:

“TSO mentions a similar story as the inspiration for some of their music.”

… We heard about this cello player born in Sarajevo many years ago who left when he was fairly young to go on to become a well-respected musician, playing with various symphonies throughout Europe. Many decades later, he returned to Sarajevo as an elderly man—at the height of the Bosnian War, only to find his city in complete ruins.

I think what most broke this man’s heart was that the destruction was not done by some outside invader or natural disaster—it was done by his own people. At that time, Serbs were shelling Sarajevo every night. Rather than head for the bomb shelters like his family and neighbors, this man went to the town square, climbed onto a pile of rubble that had once been the fountain, took out his cello, and played Mozart and Beethoven as the city was bombed.

He came every night and began playing Christmas carols from that same spot. It was just such a powerful image—a white-haired man silhouetted against the cannon fire, playing timeless melodies to both sides of the conflict amid the rubble and devastation of the city he loves. Some time later, a reporter traced him down to ask why he did this insanely stupid thing. The old man said that it was his way of proving that despite all evidence to the contrary, the spirit of humanity was still alive in that place.

Relephant bonus:

Faith in Humanity, Restored: 10 Moments. {Video}

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