Okay, it's a controversy only on YouTube, but the title sounded interesting.
Recently a video was posted on YouTube that was ... well sweet. Narrated by a guy who belongs on PBS or NPR and a story that was both affirming and inspiring.
Of course now there are detractors. Was the story real? Is this all a set up?
Who knows? I certainly don't. But I will say this. I'm tired of both cynicism and people attempting to elicit a certain emotion by lying. I"m tired of those complaining that everything is a conspiracy and that if it's something really positive, then it must be a set up. I'm also tired of people setting things up to seem real when it's not.
So is there a happy medium? Do we jump from one extreme to the other? Do we protect ourselves from being made fools by being cynical and not believing things we see or hear or read. Or do we lead with our hearts and accept things as they are presented?
For me the answer is simple. Take things with a grain of salt. i would rather believe the good stories I hear and hope they are real. If not, no harm, no foul. But if it is true...well then how much better to be open to it and share in the joy.
I know this all sounds abstract but look at the video below. i choose to believe it's real. And from a guy who was actually OFFERED money by a homeless guy, I have no doubt the story of the $26.00 could be true as well.
LIfe is good and there are good people. Let's hope this video shows that.