Local news is depressing as shit. It's car crashes and teenage murders and electrical fires at puppy rescues, and if you watch each night, you begin to fear that your town is falling apart at the seams. (This isn't to let national news off the hook, either: I can only imagine the mental condition of someone forced to watch the Zimmerman trial and its aftermath for more than 45 seconds a day.) But sometimes you get one of those stories that is amazingly inspiring. And, thanks to the Internet, you can watch that story without suffering through a "wacky" weatherman and high school sports highlights and those previously mentioned puppy fires.
Last Thursday afternoon, a 5-year-old girl was abducted from her home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Cops and news crews filled the neighborhood, and 15-year-old Temar Boggs, who had been helping a neighbor move a couch, organized a search party to comb the side streets and maze-like cul-de-sacs of Gable Park. Boggs biked around, separated from the rest of his group, and began following a maroon car that had caught his eye.
From Lancaster Online:
Boggs got close enough to the car to see a little girl inside. [Friend Chris] Garcia was nearby.
The driver looked at Boggs and Garcia, then stopped the car at Gable Park and Betz Farm Road and pushed the girl out of the car. The driver then drove off, Boggs said.
Boggs said he didn't see where the car went.
"She runs to my arms and said, 'I need to see my mommy,' " Boggs said.
Attaboy, bro. You've cheered up our day.