The only solace of a lonely little girl in war
I stumbled on this story on Facebook this morning and it brought tears to my eyes. Shared originally by Julian Lennon, this little girl’s entire family was executed during the war. She was also shot in the head but survived miraculously (I always believe children have angels watching over them).
She was brought to John Gebhardt’s hospital and though she was healing, John (a service man) seemed to be the only one to be able to calm her down. So he holds her in his arms and they both sleep in a chair right there in the hospital; at a time of war! Amazing.
Losing an entire family is grave, being lonely is worse but having no one to care would have meant death for this little girl; thankfully, she found solace in John who willingly cared for her at her most vulnerable moment.
Truly, the world needs more responsive and spontaneous people who would care for others like they would care for themselves or their own relations. Segregating between who to reach out to and who not to would only further plunge the world into the misery and pain getting worse by the day.
It’s been five years now since this incident but the touch of selfless and genuine care transcends decades and will always still be as potent like it happened just yesterday.
Take a look at the image below: how adorable.
Photo Source: Facebook