The world can be an amazing place sometimes

Greetings from the Ridge.

Isabelle Pieri’s mother died two years ago and her father has been trying hard to be both a father and mother to the 11-year-old, but sometimes he just can’t get all the bases covered. One thing he could never quite manage was doing her hair every morning. In fact, at one point he simply had to give her a haircut, being unable to untangle his daughter’s curls. Then one day Isabelle saw her school bus driver braiding the hair of another student and asked if she could be next. Now the little girl and the bus driver have a regular morning appointment. Tracy Dean, the bus driver said, “I found out that I had breast cancer, and that’s one of the things that went through my head. Who’s going to take care of my little ones?”

In spite of what cable news tells you tonight, people are pretty darned good.

Last year a mosque in Victoria, Texas, was burned to the ground. Local churches and synagogues provided space for the congregation to meet while a million dollars was raised online to build a new mosque. Meanwhile ISIS in Mosul damaged a Catholic church so their Christian and Muslim neighbors pitched in to restore the church. Yep, no matter what you hear, people are pretty good. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>