Over the weekend, a New York youth pastor caught in the middle of a mass shooting believed to be between rival gangs, risked his own life to save the life of a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head.
The more that violence fills the news, the more we need examples to give us hope. That’s why Tom Hanks is such an important model for our culture.
Hanks’ movies have grossed nearly $10 billion worldwide. His portrayal of Fred Rogers will be at least his seventy-first film.
Six-year-old Noah Ponzer was one of twenty-six people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. As the grandfather of a five-year-old, I cannot begin to imagine the pain his parents and other families have endured in the years since.