Human Chain Rescue: House Divided Comes Together to Save Family Caught in Riptide by Nancy Dafoe

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6 years ago

For two hours while they worked to create a human chain, pass children and adults to shore, a group of Americans worked as one unit, as one united people. Although details may be found in the human-interest story, specifics are not the focus here. The outcome is: Human chain members did not know each other, were from various parts of the country and held different political, religious, social and culture beliefs. 

During those agonizing moments for the drowning family and human chain, however, American politics was null and void. They were human beings struggling to hold their heads above water, not metaphorically, economically, but literally. Reading about the lesbian couple, an elderly woman, little boys, Republicans, Democrats, Progressives, alt-right, left coming together as one to save lives, I had to smile. Maybe, just maybe, we can again heal our divided nation.

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Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely love this! When I saw this in the news, it made me so filled. Your interpretation of it gave me chills, Nancy Dafoe . Thank you for this amazing perspective on an incredible situation! ❤️
Nicole DeAvilla
Wow Nancy Dafoe what a story and what a hopeful, inspiring perspective.
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Wow! What an amazing story and great positive perspective. Thanks
Meredith Schneider
WOW! Oh my goodness what an incredible story!
Ann Marie Patitucci
I love everything about this story! Thanks for sharing it with us, Nancy Dafoe , and in your own beautiful words.

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