Out Of Tragedy, Unexpected Forgiveness and Connection

Out Of Tragedy, Unexpected Forgiveness and Connection

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Six months ago, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car.

NPR wrote:

Raphael was seriously injured, but Ish, his only child, was killed. The driver’s sister, Megiddëh Goldston, has formed a bond with the Hameed family and now visits them to help with their day-to-day life.

Raphael’s wife says that two days after the accident, Megiddëh’s sister asked for forgiveness. “My heart broke for her, actually, because I know that she has to live for the rest of her life with this. And I told her, immediately, ‘Yes, of course I forgive you.’ “

“We love,” sais Raphael. “That’s how we roll. And your sister made a mistake. We all make ’em. That’s why we try to embrace you guys.”

(READ the StoryCorps article or LISTEN to it at NPR.org)

Story tip from Judy Ritchie