Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Precious moment between father and son in wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.

You know I like to consider myself pretty much a badass, but this did me in completely.

Some people are born to be parents.

And that guy is certainly doing it right.


  1. Anonymous5:13 AM

    That was beautiful. What a wonderful father that little boy has.

  2. PalinsHoax5:15 AM

    That was amazing! What an articulate little boy and his wise father. THAT is where strength and dignity come from.

  3. Anonymous5:43 AM

    I was hoping that you would post this piggybacking off of your previous post, Gryph! Excellent.

  4. sallyinMI5:48 AM

    Precious. But but they weren't speaking English, and they look foreign. Bet the Fix crowd turned it right off. Flowers instead of guns? Imagine.

    1. Anonymous6:07 AM

      Visited the cesspool lately, Sally?
      They are in total meltdown mode.

    2. Anonymous9:20 AM

      5:48 AM:
      They were speaking FRENCH! There are many orientals who were born in France who are 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation.

      Now go back under the rock from which you came.

    3. Anonymous9:55 AM

      I'm pretty sure 5:48 was being sarcastic. Lighten up folks.

  5. Anonymous6:11 AM

    I saw this on the news last night and was sobbing by the end.

    So beautiful. Thanks for posting, Gryph!

    R in NC

  6. AKinPA6:27 AM

    Thanks for posting this, Gryphen. It counteracts some of the ugliness we're hearing from people over here.

  7. Anonymous6:46 AM

    What got to me was the little boy's sweet smile at the end. He completely trusted what his dad was telling him. And he was right, too.

  8. Sobbing - unbelievable. Thank you.

  9. That is one of the best stories coming out of France. Kudos to this dad for changing the focus from guns and death to flowers and candles and love.

  10. Anonymous7:58 AM

    This reminds me of wisdom I read in the book Miracle of Mindfulness by the monk Thict Nhat Hahn. He related the monks who removed dead bodies during the Vietnam war were instructed that as they carried the dead to be mindful to see the flowers growing by the road side. Mindfulness is the equivalent of being aware of shades of grey that nothing is all black nor all white nor all bad or all good.

    Fear mongering extremist black thinking politicians seek power and position by terrorizing people. I find that to be a similar trait to what Al Qaeda and ISIS do as it is destructive to humanity.

  11. Grammar Police Warning: Here is a case when at least one hyphen is critical in its use.

    Fear mongering extremist black thinking politicians seek power and position by terrorizing people.

    So, is that black politicians and thinking politicians ?
    No, it is, "Fear-mongering, extremist, black-thinking (right?) politicians seek power and position by terrorizing people."

    1. Leland3:02 PM

      THANK you, Barbara! Thank you so VERY much.

  12. Wow, that made me cry. Can anything sound sweeter than a little one speaking French? The whole scene was too precious, the innocence of the little guy and the father reassuring him.

  13. Anonymous11:23 AM

    The boy is so articulate and I love how his father was reassuring him not to fear life.

  14. Anonymous12:56 PM

    woops! damned leaky eyeducts

    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      Is someone chopping a boatload of onions around here???

  15. Anonymous2:59 PM

    There's no end to the evil and the good humans are capable of. This man deserves "Father of the century" for his comforting of a child too young to process the immensity of what's happening around him. Reminds me of Mr Rogers and "Look for the Helpers"

  16. physicsmom6:23 PM

    What a beautiful interaction. That reporter got something so much greater than he could have imagined. The tender look on the Dad's face at the end is the cherry on top. Thanks for sharing, Gryph.


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