Friday, June 19, 2009

This year's non-absurd story

Ok, this one's a bit old but it has been sitting here as a draft for so long I'd forgotten about it. In any case, if you can get to the end of this story and still have a dry eye you have no heart. Let me know and I'll shed a tear for you.

In short, a 10-year-old girl was dying of cancer and, basically, was holding on until she could see the movie "Up". Unfortunately by the time it hit the theaters she was too ill to make the trip so after a series of phone calls, Pixar sent someone to her house the next day with a DVD of the movie (which was only in theaters at that point) and a bunch of stuffed animals from it. She was in so much pain she couldn't even open her eyes so her Mom gave her a play-by-play, which she enjoyed.

The poor girl died 7 hours later.

It's rare that a big company like Disney/Pixar does something this right, but even in the darkest story there's a small ray of light. Some people aren't so bad after all.

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