A young soldier was set to return home after his stay in Vietnam during the war. The night before he was going to go home, he called his parents.
“I’ll be coming home tomorrow,” he started nervously, “but I have a friend who has nowhere to go. Is it okay if I bring him home with me?”
The parents were so thrilled with the news that their son would be coming home that they immediately agreed to house the guest.
“There’s something you should know about him…” he continued, listening to his parents’ tears of joy. “He stepped on a land mine and lost his arms and legs… But I really want to bring him home with me.”
With that, the parents went silent for a moment.
“A few days is fine, but we can’t handle taking care of a cripple,” they replied. “We can help your friend find a place to live while he’s with us, but we have our own lives. We can’t be bound to care for him forever.”
Upon hearing this, the soldier silently hung up on his parents.
The next day, they received a phone call from the police. The young soldier had fallen off of a building and died. When the parents saw their son’s body, they broke down crying.
this one never fails to make me sad
Can someone just donate to me 6 inches of height?? Thanks
Well played, well played
Some girls are just so pretty and flawless. It’s not even their looks, it’s just their vibe. I dig it.
I sometimes wonder how this world is going to turn out. I’m probably not going to live to see it, but everything great collapses and from the ruins rises the next best thing.
Things I wonder about: if you took a newborn child and exposed it to things we consider ugly: spiders, hideous monsters, and tell it that, that is beautiful, will it grow up with that altered sense of beauty? Or are things like that inherently considered unattractive?
probably the most interesting message I received about this
Wow the only day I decided to be bad and cut class, class was canceled anyway.
aww you guys are cute, i like you