When it comes to scary things in the news, Fred Rogers’s mom offered: “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
People helping one another over Labor Day weekend truly defined us. Stories of compassion and sense of community connected Tallahassee’s powerful (and powerless) via neighborhood grids with tales of good deeds running rampant on social media. Needs of ice, food, chainsaws, generators, a cool place to lay one’s head – and much needed coffee – were not only met, but enthusiastically fulfilled.
Additional heroics, large and small, are sure to surface in days ahead. Thank you, Tallahassee!