The power of the human spirit (42 Photos)
Images to do with the Boston Marathon and the West Texas incident that demonstrate the resilience of the human spirit (42 Photos)
At 2:50 p.m. on Monday April 15, pure evil exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Moments later, pure goodness showed up….
Normal, everyday people sprung into action.
People opened up their homes.
Restaurants brought first responders food.
Bikers brought coffee.
While all of this was going on, an explosion at a fertilizer company decimated a small town called West, Texas.
In typical Texas fashion, there was (of course) free BBQ.
Flags went up on Texas highways.
Students at Baylor University waited in long lines to donate blood.
While others waited in the rain to do the same.
The Texas Rangers held a donation drive.
People across the country chipped in, sending whatever they could to Texas.
Someone even sent an entire schoolhouse!
The Cleburne, Texas, McDonald’s represented with their Boston gear.
That night, the Boston PD flexed their muscles.
At daybreak, when officers made people stay in their homes, this guy brought milk to a family with young children.
By nightfall, they got the suspect.
Naturally, everyone left their houses and partied in the streets.
Police officers included. (Open container laws were apparently temporarily suspended.)
The Power Rangers even showed up.
This picture was captioned on Instagram: “He’s home!!! Safe and sound after a long four days. Never been more proud.”
The next day, an excited crowd showed up at Fenway.
It all just goes to show how these kinds of tragedies bring us all together, regardless of geography.