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There have been so many tragedies in the last few weeks, it's hard to be optimistic in the face of so much grief. The latest event occurred last night in Nice, France, when a truck carrying explosives plowed into the large crowds of people going home after watching the fireworks. At last count, there were 84 people dead. But even in the wake of unspeakable horror, some heartwarming stories emerge.
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The crowds of people included families, who'd brought along their kids to watch the fireworks along the boardwalk bordering the beach. One family included a little boy, around 8 months old, who was in a blue stroller. When the truck went zooming up the sidewalk, people panicked. Then shots rang out as police fired on the truck--and everyone scattered. In the confusion, the baby boy, still in his stroller, got lost.
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Friends of the mom took to Facebook to post photos of the baby and a description of the stroller--which quickly got shared hundreds of times. At the same time, a woman had found the baby and taken him back to her home. She went online, and saw the photos on Facebok, and then got in touch with the parents.
Three hours after he'd gone missing, he was safe and sound in his parents arms--at least one happy ending to an incredibly sad night and a tribute to the power of social media.
via Huffington Post