Just a Touch


New York magazine has a profile of Wesley Autrey, Sr., the “Subway Hero” who saved the life of Cameron Hollopeter in New York earlier this year.

We won’t bore you with all of the details of the article, you can find it on their website (http://www.nymag.com) if you wish. The thing we wanted to bring to your attention was this quote, from Wesley’s sister Linda:

Wesley grabbed Cameron — grabbed him, touched him, squeezed him. We don’t do that anymore. Computers, cell phones, Palm Pilots — we don’t touch. I think there’s a message in that — bigger than a movie deal, book deal, you know what I mean? There’s a human message for all of us.

That’s a very keen observation, we don’t do that anymore. The real downside of all of the sources of terror and fear in our world today is that we are afraid to touch others.

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