A lot of things have been going on lately...not good things either. People getting sued for downloading illegal music, raged kids killing their parents over a damn video game, etc.
This story is one that caught my eye, however.
Colby Curtin was a 10 year old girl suffering from terminal vascular cancer with little time left in her life. She told her mom she wanted only one thing before she died, and that was to see Pixar's movie: Up.
Colby's parents called Pixar and somehow got past the automated operator to speak with a representative. They explained the story and instantly a Pixar worker was in his car with the DVD, posters, and toys - heading for their house. Her mother asked her: "Do you think you can hang on?" and Colby replied, "Im ready (to die), but Im going to wait for the movie."
The representative later arrived with the movie and stuffed animals, and the Curtin family was able to enjoy one last moment together.
Colby passed away later that night, with her family beside her.
This story just goes to show that humanity DOES have hope, and that not everyone is all about the money anymore. I applaud you Pixar, you made my day.
And to the entire Curtin family - I'm very sorry for your loss.
(for a more detailed story, go here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show )