It made me cry. I'll admit it. OK, I can see that it's a very positive story of the strength of the human spirit, and yay, the little girl will be all right now, but it still upset me in a huge way. One of the few things I am vocally passionate about is in the welfare of children. Nothing infuriates me more than those who have children and then act negligently in regards to them. Children are a gift. You bring one in the world, you should be prepared to do what is necessary to give them the best upbringing you can.
I won't go into specifics, but I've been there, done that. I know what it's like to be in that child's shoes. I also know what it's like to be in the shoes of someone who thinks they will never have kids of their own. I was told when I was 18 I would probably never conceive. Craig had testicular cancer just prior to meeting me and though he recovered, knew there was a high risk of sterility. So the fact that I have my two beautiful kids today thrills me to death, and I would never do anything to risk damaging them in any way. We can't have any more, but Craig and I both want to adopt at least 1 or 2 more somewhere down the line so that we can give something back to a child that wouldn't normally have a chance. That is how strongly we feel about it.
And then I see this kind of shit and I just feel like tearing someone's head off. How? Do they not have eyes? Or a brain? Or any human emotions whatsoever? When there is so much strife out there that we can't control, why oh why would you not want to control that which you can?
Damn. OK. Not going to bitch on this any more. And to think I was in the middle of my Buffy/Spike smut scene in Rook. I really must get back to it.
You may now go back to your regularly schedule programming. :)