With all the politicizing that goes on when something bad happens, the human cost gets lost if not for humanity itself. This is a reminder of that. It’s an emotional reunion between one of the victims of the Orlando terror attack and the police officer who saved him.
Wounded multiple times, a former resident of Massachusetts says he laid motionless on the floor of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando until an officer helped get him out. On Thursday, Angel Colon was reunited with that officer.
Colon, who previously lived in the Boston area, shared his story of survival earlier this week. He spoke at that time about how grateful he was to the officer who dragged him out.
“I wish I could remember his face or his name because, to this day, I am grateful for him,” Colon said on Tuesday.
Two days later, the Orlando Regional Medical Center brought an officer to his room.
“Hello, I am Officer Omar Delgado,” the officer said. “I’m one of the ones that helped you get out of harm’s way. I need a big hug from you man.”
Excuse me, but it’s gotten a little dusty in here…
We always hear about the horror of humanity, how we’re cruel to each other, we go to war, violence… you’ve heard it all before. You’ve seen the movie, you’ve got the t-shirt. That’s why stories like these of mutual love between us are important.
Yes, the Orlando terrorist attack was a horrific tragedy. But in the wake of it, look at how people have come together, despite the left’s continuous efforts to divide us. This man wanted to be reunited with the person who saved him. He wanted to say thank you. Does he feel anger? Probably. Sadness? Yes. But he’s also clearly filled with a grateful heart.
Across the country, people are uniting to face our common enemy: radical Islam. The left, led by the divisive media, is doing everything it can to put the blame on guns. But this is a human enemy. And it is humans united who will defeat it. Even if today it’s just with a hug.