In times of disaster, Fred Rogers once said, we need to look for the helpers. “You will always find people who are helping,” Mr. Rogers promised, no matter how dark the actions of one person might be. “There are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”
He was right. Even today, when terrorist attacks and mass shootings have become so common that they barely even come as a surprise, there are still helpers. Through every dark tragedy that’s hit our world, there have been people who have risked their own lives to help others.
The helpers still outnumber the killers. And today, as in Fred Rogers’s time, there are still so many caring people in this world.