As the victim of a violent, armed robbery that began with bricks through the windows of a McDonald’s restaurant and led to a lifetime of post traumatic stress disorder, this video gave me some cheer.
As a human being who understands that not all decisions are made in a vacuum and a person’s worst decision should never define them forever, my heart also went out to the man who stood in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I said this to someone who thought I was insane. “He got what he deserved.”
Apparently I was speaking to an entirely infallible, perpetually righteous human being who had never found himself in a state of desperation.
How lucky for him.