Some choose to ignore it, but there is good left in this world that supersedes any evil. When Franklin, Ohio police officer, Steve Dunham was patrolling Main Street that day, he noticed a young boy outside of the local CVS Pharmacy. Upon approaching the boy to ask where his parents were, he was notified that the seven-year-old had been trying to sell his teddy bear to buy food because, as he said, he had not eaten for days. Immediately, Officer Dunham bought the boy a sandwich from Subway; he devoured it and took a ride with the officer to the station where they prayed before having a big dinner.
After the boy’s tummy was full, he told the squad where he lived. Upon entering the home, officers were disgusted to find nothing but rotten food, broken down objects, and a stench that most would hope to forget in the home. To make matters worse, four other children were found in the home. When news surfaced of this utter tragedy, dozens of donations began to pour in from all over the country. The children are now safe, but this has undoubtedly shook a once quiet community.
Stories such as these highlight that you never know who your neighbors are, but emphasize the importance of always doing good in your community. People tend to focus on the bad while simultaneously ignoring those who are more than willing to do good on a daily basis, and that is perhaps the saddest reality of all. Charity still radiates from the rooftops in this country, and five children experienced that in a way that will result in them having the lives they were intended.
Regardless of the problems going on in this world, it is crucial to remain vigilant of things you never thought imaginable. Unfortunately, many people ignored that boy that day not thinking much of his action, but when the severity of his story became apparent, most rushed to correct the mistakes they had made earlier in the day. Life is about making mistakes and correcting them when the opportunity presents itself.