Oh, Florida. By now, this has been picked up by Gawker, CNN, Guardian and several other media outlets so you may have seen it. Needless to say, a decision by Fort Lauderdale officers to arrest a super senior for doing his part to improve his community is indefensible. But what does this kind of story ultimately connote? We’ve always been of the mind that people are inherently good and decent; that we perform acts of kindness and benevolence as an impulse. When stories like this are held up as pitchforks (opposite of halos?), does it detract from our cause? Or are we ultimately more emboldened by the outpour of support for 90 year-old volunteer Arnold Abbott?
We feel like it’s the latter. We can’t wait to prove with Nobly that stories like this are the exception, not the rule.