Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Look for the Helpers

--by petroskryf, posted Apr 22, 2016
''Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.''

I reflected on these touching words while reading a Huffington Post article about a luggage handler who manifested as one of the early heroes in the Brussels airport attack. 

In the aftermath of the abhorrent atrocities, this employee remained calm and helped people to safety. One person honored him as a true ''helper'' as described below by Fred Rogers. a.k.a. Mr. Rogers-

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world."

In times like this, the true heroes emerge in the world. Sometimes unseen. Usually unnoticed. The helpers on the fringes of our society.

​I will always cherish this quote: "We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." (Gwendolyn Brooks)

Because the world is our homeland and we are responsible for each other. And yes, we need more of these helpers in this world. Reaching out in kindness ...
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Readers Comments

joanellenhoo wrote: I love your story. Mr rogers' quote is a favorite of mine too. There is a lot of wisdom there on many levels.
lt33 wrote: Wow that's a great quote look for the helpers thank u for posting I'll rem this when I travel on Mon I have a little anxiety to get to the place nor actually flying
mindyjourney wrote: so true, my friend... always there are helpers and goodness, that is where our focus and encouragement is.
Mish wrote: Bless the Helpers. Great post, Petro. Much needed encouragement now. Thank you.
kjoyw wrote: You quoted one of M all time favorite quotes ( and ai have lots!), but this one says It all about our need and capacity for connection! Heard her speak once when she was discussing one of her books, Caleb's Crossing, and she used this quote! And it is in the helpers that we see the heroes. And we also see the Divine, and the Divine in each of them. Wonderful post!
terre wrote: Helpers are everywhere, and we can join them any time...
melnotes wrote: Kindness ripples around the world!
Christine88 wrote: Beautiful. Love and kindness.

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