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This morning I came across this 2017 photograph online which moved me to tears. Of a man who wanted to jump off a bridge in London. He was talked down by absolute strangers who proceeded to hold him for 2 hours until help arrived. They huddled close to him and reminded him how precious Life is, how valuable he was to this Planet and to not give up.

Look at the arms of the people. Someone holding his leg. Someone giving him a hug. Another man whispering words of strength and courage in his ear. And another hand holding on to his belt. Acts of compassion in a time when the world needs it so bad. Those people were not random strangers, they were angels of compassion. People who know the power of kindness and compassion can save lives.


Mita Bhan