Filed under: Human Goodness
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a mate who I haven’t spoken to in a long, long time.
He asked if I could call him when I had some time as he had something he needed to tell me.
My initial thought was that either he was ill or a mutual friend of ours – and Andy’s old creative partner – was ill.
I was wrong on both counts.
He told me about a situation he and his family were going through that was one of the worst things any family could endure.
I literally couldn’t believe my ears and I only realised my brain had registered the news when I felt the tears pouring from my eyes.
And why did he want to tell me this when we had not spoken for so long?
Because it was going to make the national newspapers and he didn’t want me to be shocked when I read them.
I literally cannot work out how a friend of mine can be so generously thoughtful when, quite frankly, he is going through the worst moment of his life. While I don’t know anyone else who has gone through this situation, I do know that many who do, tend to understandably hide and weep and the fact he thought about others at a time when it should absolutely be about him and his family highlights what a special person he is.
Some say society is on its knees. I prefer to think people are amazing. Him most of all.
I am thinking of you all my friend and I am so sorry. So, so sorry.
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