1) The day my sister got back from the hospital after a suicide attempt. I didnt let go for about an hour.
2) Kid just found out his brother was shot and killed.
3) A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.
4) Man sobbing at animal shelter. After being jailed briefly and his dog Buzz Lightyear impounded he couldn’t afford the $400 to get his pet back.
5) A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
6) Alcoholic father with his son
7) Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.
8) Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012
9) After two double lung transplants and years of battling cystic fibrosis, my good friend passed away last Saturday. This was one of the last pics taken with his mother.This always wrecks me
This is real. And I don’t usually post things of such serious nature but, for some reason, I feel like some people need to see this.
Dog one kills me
If someone took my dog away from me…shit would go down.
The fact that people are more distressed by the loss of a pet in this than the actual suffering by the humans in it is distressing. Pets are important, but humans are also.
I think that the last comment is unfair. Some people form deeper connections to animals then to people. People can do awful things, to each other and to what surrounds them. Our overall view of humanity has been tainted after all we have seen. Animals don’t do those things. Not to mention the fact that many people on this site and in the world in general find it difficult to connect to people because of personal issues or anxieties, but animals come naturally to them. My point in this rant really is you shouldn’t judge people by what upsets them. What we love and what concerns us are our choices alone and we should not be shamed because of them. I agree with you, both pets and humans are important. There is no measure of what should be more important to every person. It’s just different for everyone. Why compare it?
Bolding above because it’s important.
Thank you for pointing this out!