Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Why don't you come and have a cup of tea?"

When so much of the news focuses on crime, deception and melodramatically bad behavior, it's great to read about people like Don Ritchie:
For almost 50 years, Don Ritchie has lived across the street from Australia's most notorious suicide spot, a rocky cliff at the entrance to Sydney Harbour called The Gap. And in that time, the man widely regarded as a guardian angel has shepherded countless people away from the edge.

5 comments:

Gigi said...

Imagine how many people hold him in their hearts. Thanks for posting this.

HKatz said...

Imagine how many people hold him in their hearts.

A life well-lived.

naida said...

awww...sweet story. its amazing that he saved 160 people.

and oh my gosh, one person per week jumping off??
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Relyn said...

I love when friends pass along happy news. Thank you for this.

HKatz said...

its amazing that he saved 160 people.
Or more :) And he does it with such quiet, consistent kindness and courage.

I love when friends pass along happy news. Thank you for this.
You're welcome, and thank you for stopping by.