Oh boy. This is a tough one to get through.
A 12 year old kid was always a big fan of the Marines. Now, this kid, mind you, is tough. John Wayne tough. (And please don’t comment how the Duke was actually a big wussy please.) This kid fought off leukemia three times before he was twelve.
A group of Marines decided that the kid was the real deal, a true Marine. Go check out what happened next at Weasel Zippers. I could steal the whole story but then I’d feel bad later.
So go check out what happened. This is one of those moments that just kills me. You know, I can pretty much take any story about a calamity or evil in stride. That fits into my expectations maybe. Acts of kindness, love and respect just kill me. Beauty wrecks me. Maybe I’m getting old and soft.