In Australia, amidst a tale of such overwhelming loss, a result of the worst wildfires ever, the basic goodness of the human spirit shines through.
A Shepparton man, Peter Black, heard about a family that lost everything and said he was overcome with emotion. Such was the impact that yesterday he drove his six-month-old Dodge Caravan to their town, to give it away.
“It just brought tears to my eyes, it’s devastating to hear people lost their lives. I just wanted to do something,” he told ABC.net.au