I’ve watched the video of the first explosion too many times to count. I knew some people who were nearby, who watched it all unfold. The first images of the injured and the blood-stained sidewalks were almost too surreal to believe. The sight of that fireball in downtown Boston, where I’ve walked many times, turned me numb.
But now all I see and think about are the people who ran toward the explosion to help.
That’s what bravery, selflessness, and heroism looks like.
Thank you for giving us all some hope in this mess.