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Old 02-20-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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This young man gives me hope for the future. We see so many stories of our youth doing bad things, it is very refreshing to see this young man doing his part to help his fellow man in need. Thanks for a great story. This made this old mans night...
No, Thank You!

It is only folks like you that respond that makes a difference!

ALL of us are quick to jump in to the black man = violence threads.
Very few drop by to respond to a black youth doing what is unexpected.
(unexpected .. even by me)
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Honestly the world isn't that screwed up, this stuff doesn't get much attention because its normal behavior... a kid shoveling an old mans driveway is not really newsworthy in my opinion, because it is very common.

People shooting each other is newsworthy because its rare.
I disagree.

As a black man, I can't tell you how much the news of black crime, black violence has infected my very soul!

Everyday I read and hear about black violence and black crime.

It is rare that you come across news like this!

This young man should be celebrated!
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I disagree.

As a black man, I can't tell you how much the news of black crime, black violence has infected my very soul!

Everyday I read and hear about black violence and black crime.

It is rare that you come across news like this!

This young man should be celebrated!
Yep, that is because that isn't what viewers want. The news likes to spoon feed people what they want to see to help them sell advertising space. That doesn't mean kind acts don't happen like this regularly, it just means there isn't a camera crew there to film it.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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I don't see myself as old, but I guess I am getting there... Every once in a while a young man or even a young woman will open the door for me. Right now I feel a bit odd about it, but I am always appreciative. I honestly think there are more good young people than bad, but the bad ones get all the attention.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Nice to see good news for a change, so often the news is bad. I am glad to see that there is still humanity out there.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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That was a great story. As I read the text and looked at the picture, I was heartened for the youth of America.


Then it turned into a race thing. I don't give a crap about that. I am just glad some kids in the new generation are being raised to be decent people. Bringing race into it just cheapend the message if not the real deed.
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