I can’t imagine how these men felt...
By - lizzie55555
There needs to be a "you will explode in tears" flair
Honestly.. I wasn't prepared for this :"|
Right, like I'm just sitting here eating my dinner and all of sudden I'm crying uncontrollably. You need to warn people before you overwhelm them with feelings.
Then I need to warn you about the Yahoo article that's been linked in the comments. I'm a waterfall after that, and I've got a bit of life/death existential dread too... it tells the whole story of her boat incident, from her perspective: the only survivor out of 6 people. To say that the story is "tragic" is undermining it a tad
Saaame!! I'm just mindlessly scrolling through Reddit after testing all day, trying NOT to think, and outta the blue I'm bawling my eyes out.
What. The. F... just happened.
Seriously though, beautiful story.
No safe for feels
Yep. This one hit me in the feels hardcore. Wife is wondering why I'm crying.
Holy shit this went from 0-100 on the emotion scale faster than anything I’ve seen recently. Hit like a truck
The penny dropped so fast for the guy in the middle. He immediately knew, gave me goosebumps.
I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t to be dropkicked in the feels like that. This broke the dam I’ve subconsciously built on for years and I just blubbered like a baby.
As a fisherman myself, I love how these salty dawgs just break down when they realize who she is. Pure human emotion, impossible to contain.
These guys are real fuckin’ men
*starts to cry*
*bitch slaps table instead*
*starts to cry anyway*
As a man myself, this is such a relatable set of actions
Haha 100%, overwhelmed by emotions so he slaps the table to try and get himself under control but then it's just like 'yeh, nah.. time to cry'
Yup time to cry, BUT also, happy 🍰
I just watched this 4 times and each time, the second he cries, I cry. Every. single. time.
*tries to force a smile to make it a laugh*
Shut up! I'm not crying...You're crying!..sniff
As a woman who absolutely loathes crying in front of anyone, I now wonder why I never tried table slapping in lieu of a series of quick slaps to both sides of my face when trying to pull myself together. Although that doesn't really help either.
Nonetheless, I appreciate the ol' sea dogs giving me something new to try next time
The next time you feel you’re gonna cry look way up at the ceiling/sky. Like roll your eyes up as far as they can go. Take a few deep breaths. I don’t know why but it works. Hold it until you feel like you’ve got control.
Sauce: EMT/First Responder. Sometimes I’ve got to calm people down and sometimes I’ve got to calm myself down and I see things that make me want to bawl sometimes.
Your eye isn't perfectly round so looking up gives room for your tears to drain out of your eye through the hole in your skull called the nasolacrimal canal, and comes out as snot.
Huh. TIL. I’ve always felt like it just shuts it off, allows me to ground myself and regain poise. Thanks for the mechanicals of it tho!
I work in a vet office and employ this same technique for tough euthanasia situations. It very usually works!
Props to you for working the hard job. I’ve found I can deal with physical pain in another person, or watching them vomit etc but when I have to do a death notification and experience their emotional pain, that hits me so hard.
Oh jeez that sounds horrible. I'm glad I didnt go to torture the vet when our dog Kelsey got put down. We had her for 7 years and I was only about 12 so it hit hard. You and the people that do work like you are wonderful people.
Slaps table “you could fit so many tears on here.
When he pulls his hat down to cover his eyes for a moment....I was no way sobbing along
This comment totally didn't start it again. Nope.
1:41 in and I've paused. I know where this going. I don't feel like crying tonight.
Do it. It's healthy for you. A good cry is healthy. Let yourself feel.
That's a nice emotional advice, Taintly\_Manspread.
Beat me ... By 10 secs. Couldn't do it. Lol
I'm sitting here trying to fucking work and not look like a fucking mess at my pod.
it’s a terrible day for rain
Damn it! Mustang got me started again!
_There are no onions._
Seriously this is the most manly shit I have ever seen in my life
NORMALIZE MEN HAVING EMOTIONS. Beyond just rage or being horny.
we do have those two also and they can make for some fun times, but they're definitely over-represented
This is my idea if true manliness too.
Doing what needs to be done to help others. And then not be ashamed of the deep emotion they feel afterwards.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is true strength.
And if you're one of those dudes who feel like chiming in that in your experience women don't respect men who display emotion, not only are your feelings and experiences valid but those women could never give you what you really need. You're not less of a man for crying, they're less of a woman for thinking men who cry aren't manly. Manliest shit you can do is turn the faucets on and get back to it afterwards.
Ya women who knock men for showing emotions are just pushing toxic-masculinity the same way those "tough guy" men are
It feels like as time goes on, men are getting more comfortable with showing those kinds of emotions and society is becoming more accepting of it and I love it.
When my sons were in their early teens I decided I was going to give them hugs every time I saw them coming or leaving. First few were funny and awkward because we hadn't been big huggers, but with time they became special and the boys sought them out.
Couple good stories. One time my eldest son was leaving and standing by his car. I was doing something else and had forgotten to give him a hug. When I saw him standing there I was thinking did he forget something why is he waiting there. And he is a very quiet dude, but he looked at me and said, "no hug?" Just about made me cry
Last one. Same quiet son. He was leaving so it was hug time which I almost always initiated, but I wasn't paying attention and he spoke up and said, "come here old man," to give me a hug.
Anyway, they're both young men now, much taller than me, growing more independent everyday, I couldn't be prouder of them, and they still love given the old dad a hug. Supermanly
You’re a beautiful dad raising good men.
Thanks. I'm no Angel, and it took me a long time to get better at being a dad, but I think some of the turn was when I was able to tell them I messed up, I'm sorry, and I love you. I don't think it was so much that they recognized that dads could make mistakes, but it was more that I was respecting them and their feelings. I don't know, it's all trial and error, but for me as long as my intentions were good it was okay even if I screwed it up.
For what it's worth, I really really appreciate these responses. Everyone here is being such a bro. Pretty f****** special.
>when I was able to tell them I messed up, I'm sorry,
Yes, this so much. As a child of parents who say when they have made a mistake, you have no idea how important that is. It makes me much less afraid of making mistakes and encourages me to ask them for help.
I'm sure your boys are very grateful for that aswell. Keep being awesome.
At the end of the day, we're all clumsy big children stumbling from one mistake to another. The only thing we can do is own up to our faults and try to do better.
You’re doing a pretty damn good job at being a dad. I do the same thing with hugs with my friends. Especially the ones I’ve known for 30+ years.
I also openly tell them I love them. You need anything don’t hesitate to call. Most of them will flat out tell you I’m an asshole, but I’m first on the list of people to call if they need something.
Something weird about seeing 2 mid 40’s guys covered in tattoos and scars hugging it out next to a fire pit. It’s awesome
I want this with my sons. One's 3 one is 1. I hope I don't let them down.
Cool to see that is possible. My grandpa never showed much affection to my dad and because of that my dad didn't know how to show affection either. Stories like yours give me hope that I might not end up the same.
My grandpa never showed much affection to my dad and growing up my dad never showed any affection either (except maybe anger). I don't know what happened a few years ago but my dad, 65ish at that time, decided to start hugging us whenever we came home or randomly telling us that he loved us.
Point is not only is it not too late for you for your son but maybe your example of showing emotions allow people around you to be okay to show their own
Yeah, my dad raised me the same way honestly and never judged me for crying and such.
Ain't a day that goes by that I don't miss him but that's life; the anguish that remains to me means that he was important to me and just 'cause it gets easier year by year doesn't diminish that.
My whole family is all about hugging, but especially on my dad's side. We always joke that it takes a half hour to say goodbye after extended family gatherings because everyone HAS to hug everyone else.
Covid made things weird: I remember the first time I saw my dad during the pandemic, I went in for a hug and he backed away. I so wasn't expecting it I almost fell on my face, and my dad apologized and said he wasn't giving hugs right now. Which of course I understood, but it just felt wrong not to hug when saying goodbye. It made me want to cry.
Dad hugs are important. Keep fighting the good fight.
My dad passed away in January due to covid. And my biggest regret was not hugging him more. But he was not huge with showing emotions like that (that’s how he grew up) so the only times I gave him hugs was for birthdays and Father’s Day.
Thank you for sharing your stories. If/when I have children, I want to make sure I hug them any chance I get 😔
Dude, this is love. You got it there.
I give my dogs 1 hug each every day and say "Happy Monday," or "Happy Friday," depending on the day. I freaking love hugging my boys. You're a fantastic father, they are so lucky to have you. I wish my dad did that when I was growing up.
As a 45 year old woman, I love this shit. It absolutely destroys me to see a man cry, I reflexively cry. But anytime I watch a man of any age show deep emotion, I'm so happy that society is moving in that direction.
Guys, it's okay to cry. To show love. All those "softer" emotions. And damn if it doesn't make you attractive as hell.
Wow I'm really honestly so appreciative of comments like this. As a guy who has always been semi happy with my sensitive side it's so refreshing to see a society that is appreciative
In the most progressive show around, even in sci-fi shows set in some super progressive future, the badass heroine will tear up and sniffle in moments of emotional torture, but the badass male lead will be stoic and internalize everything. It irritates the hell out of me. Hollywood, take note. Fix this.
Its kinda why I like MCU over DCEU. Most DC "heros" are stoic and internalize everything while in MCU you have the opposite.
You have characters like Thor who is depressed and sad and taking out his anger in video games and has gained a lot of weight and cries when he sees her mom again or that he is still worthy to hold his hammer. And that's like 1 movie. Then there's Loki who is locked up in prison and is in shambles because his adopted mother died but tries to keep up a literal illusion of being unaffected. There's Tony who is haunted by nightmares and goes to great lengths to keep his friends and family safe. Even noone's favourite Hawkeye goes through the emotions of wanting to retire with his family to going on crying massacre around the world
Then you have Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman & cyborg who refused to even smile. The only ones who show any emotions are crazy villains or goofy characters like Flash or Shazam
I know in the middle ages there are records of men being more openly emotional, I think in Ladurie's *Montaillou: promise land of error." Men weep openly in ancient Greek texts. I'm curious how male emotional expression changed from there. Was it the Victorians that got all unemotional? Was it the Renaissance?
>Was it the Victorians that got all unemotional? Was it the Renaissance?
It was a bit of both, actually!
Stoic philosophy took more of a root during the Renaissance and made it less acceptable, after that there was a time when it was a bit acceptable - men shedding tears were seen as a refined thing - and then the Victorian era reversed that and some psychologists believe that the intentional suppression of emotion could have led to the first cases of shell shock -now known as PTSD- during WW1.
Unfortunately, psychologists at the time believed that the best way to treat this was to try to restore the Victorian sense of stoic masculinity to the war-addled men.
[This](https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-28/march-2015/masculinity-trauma-and-shell-shock) is where I'm drawing this information from and I definitely recommend it as a read.
The principles of Stoic philosophy are found in the foundations of modern Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other talking therapies.
Intercepting automatic negative thoughts, objectively evaluating your experiences and understanding the limits of your responsibilities are all good Stoic advice and good therapeutic advice too.
If I were to guess, it would have something to do with the industrialization of warfare. Although I could be completely wrong, there was no place on a battlefield during something like WWI for crying. Not that it was necessarily frowned upon (though it may have been), I just imagine many of those men brought home with them the kind of stoicism that they desperately needed in the trenches just to stay alive.
That's sort of part of it but it's more that Victorian era values placed a lot of emphasis on a stoic masculinity.
>Not that it was necessarily frowned upon (though it may have been)
It generally was; Psychologists treated things like shell shock (PTSD) as an internal crisis of masculinity at the time and PTSD can manifest in "unregulated emotion" which was seen as improper at the time as a result of those Victorian era values.
It's nice to see that we're largely moving away from that as a society.
This one is right there with the Englishman who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Hitler army.
BBC arranged a similar program for him.
Video unavailable for anyone else in the US?
Damn. I was already reeling from the video in this post, and this one just...I'm glad I'm the only one still awake in my house.
It's always the moment that the realization hits that get me. I could use a hug, my heart feels like it's been thoroughly tenderized and stomped on.
Damn man. I didn’t plan on crying twice. God bless that man, from an atheist.
Jesus fuck I'm ugly crying. What a great human being.
I’m fucking bawlin thanks…. That look up truck didn’t work
WOW! I remember reading this story a week or so ago and was really hoping there would be a video of the reunion.
I had never heard of it before! I’m glad you know the story though! I think her full name is Desiree Rodriguez and if you Google it the full story comes up.
Thanks for posting that. The actual accident is such a tragedy. I can’t believe her whole family died.
The part about her hoping her dad had survived with amnesia somewhere, but slowly realizing as she grew older that he was also dead, that hurt.
Also it mentions the Mom was pregnant...fuck man...that’s terrible
One of the worst things for me were the uncle & aunt. That truly **broke** me. Stop reading here if you're impressionable, *please.*
The uncle "gave up" and decided to swim away from the others to drown on his own, and his wife knew it. She knew he was just going to let go. So much so that she begged 9-year-old Desirée not to let him dorwn, and the little girl tried her damnest to save him. After a while aunt probably thought all hope was lost: they had seen everyone else disappear, they weren't likely to be found, the was no food, nothing, her husband was gone, it was just a matter of time. So she "let go" too.
Hopelessness is terrible and that article was a lot heavier than I was expecting it to be. i thought that the boat accident had washed them all away in different directions, and that she was the only one rescued in time. No. They were all together, the whole time. And she saw every single one of her relatives drown. I couldn't even with such a thing cope now, I can't imagine as a 9 year old.... that girl, now woman and mother herself, has more strength than anyone I've ever known.
The mom being pregnant was a heart wrench I wasn’t prepared for 😔
[And here's the podcast](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjR37keKs0&t=571s), timelinked to just before the revelation at 9:31.
Thank you so much for posting, just watched it.
Oh wow, thanks for this. Her story is truly horrific, I can't even imagine.
Ty so much for linking the story.
***WARNING*** for anyone intending to read this: this is not just the reunion article, it tells the whole tragic story. She was the only survivor of a family trip, and this article tells of how every single family member "let go".
Just, be warned. This is not a lighthearted read. But thank you for the article.
Aww, they always thought of her as their daughter even though they were apart. T_T
I saw a bit of it on a news segment, but I was working and couldn’t really take it in. I believe after this, Desiree, the men, and their wives went out to where the boat sank to leave flowers for her family because the bodies couldn’t be recovered. Sounds like they’re all pretty close now.
Holy shit that’s beautiful this wouldn’t be possible if they went east. How fucking crazy is that???
Prime example of the butterfly effect, man.
One tiny, inconsequential 50/50 choice, and the impact is still being felt decades later.
Yeah, you think about all the people she knows and has known and affected, and the life she's led, maybe she has kids, etc. Crazy.
Someone linked an article. In it, it states she got married and has a 5 year old kid. It’s just freaking heartwarming! Let me see if I can find the link.
Edit with the link:
Thank you u/aceout for finding this!
Still crying, golly
Two windmills are standing together in a field. One turns to the other & asks "so what kind of music do you like?" The other replies "I'm a big metal fan."
lol thank you for that
thanks...thanks for this. i needed it.
Like this guy? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CvszPljU3ds&feature=youtu.be
At the same time you can think about every time you go home from work and you chose an alternate path for some reason and you could have escaped death or something. A man can go crazy thinking about it
Damn dude, now I have to go watch that masterpiece.
You know what's crazier?
It happens all the time. All the time. I'm in medicine. I like to think of our lives as strings wending their way through time. Being in medicine means you often see the ends of those strings and the loops they go through just before they end. Sometimes you see the string fray almost to the point of breaking before continuing on.
And it is the smallest, most inconsequential things, over and over again, that often make the difference. I have had to convince patients to allow me to look for a heart attack or embolism or cancer, and I have failed to convince some. I have made a decision to explore and find conditions that would otherwise lead to death on the strength of nothing more than an odd facial expression. And I am sure that I have missed an expression or two along the way.
I have unsuccessfully attempted CPR on my daughter's classmate's father at my work, and wondered if there was something I could have seen when I greeted him at preschool drop-off that morning.
And I have caught such subtle diagnoses that I have been pulled aside by bosses and medical directors and asked pointedly "how did you know, what made you look?"
I have missed a phone call and lost my step-dad. I have returned a missed call and saved my dad.
And the thing is, it's often just east or west. It's taking or missing a call. It's a slight delay that turns you from the person in the traffic accident to the first person pulling up to help ... or vice versa. And we have no way of knowing. We just go through our lives, following our strings, pulling them this way or that and hoping the string doesn't break too early.
East or west. There's no way to know. It matters and it doesn't. I think about it all the time. East or west.
This is so heavy. Thank you for sharing. Would you be willing to share what you meant about the 2 phone calls and missing/saving them?
My stepfather called, and I was going through an area of poor reception. I was taking the kids to Disneyland. He didn't leave a message and I thought if it was important, he'd call back.
I sometimes think that if he'd heard my kids voices, if I'd had the chance to remind him how much my kid was looking forward to seeing him at her upcoming birthday party a few weeks later that he might not have taken his own life that day. This was years ago.
A couple months ago my dad called, and I missed the call. He didn't leave a message. I called back anyhow, specifically thinking about my stepdad, and he asked about Tiger Balm. He thought maybe he'd moved something too heavy and his foot was swollen. It became clear, with questioning, that his leg was affected and there wasn't a direct injury that occurred and he likely had a post-COVID DVT - a clot in his leg that if broken off would go to his lung and stop him from breathing from the inside.
With some work, I convinced him that the Tiger Balm was not going to be enough, that he needed to stop what he was doing and go directly to the hospital, and what to say to ensure it was appropriately worked up (for example, if you say your *foot* is swollen because you were lifting something heavy, there's a chance you get ibuprofen and sent home, but if you say your *leg* is swollen and you don't know why, then you get evaluated for a clot). He did have a massive clot, and was put on blood thinners and it's been getting better.
The one with the stepdad hits hard. I felt the same way about my dad for a while wondering if the reason he ODed was because of me but sometimes it's not your fault. It was very hard for me to accept but the reason my dad decided to end it wasnt because of me, it wasnt his wife, it wasnt the two younger kids he had, in the end it was the demons in his head that he couldn't get over that lead him to end it and even if something at the end might have shoved him over the end it wasnt that things fault. Your stepdad sounded like he needed professional help like my dad but sometimes it's too late before the help comes. I hope you and your family are doing better.
Literally read your comment and saved it so I could open my free.award and gift it to you. Very poignantly put, everything is a part of something.
The fact they figured it out so fast... And how they just *crumpled*...
I can't imagine what it would be like to look at another human being and know that they were only alive because of you. Any living thing, really, but especially a *person*.
No wonder they started crying!
Marrow donor registration ^ for US over 18
During college, I ended up registering during a drive one of the frats put on for a brother that needed a match. I got a call a few months later saying they had a match already as soon as my sample was processed. 43 year old man who had been on the registry for a while.
I cried more than once when it hit me deeply, considering that I was going to give of my body so that someone else could live.
I cried even harder when, the day before I was supposed to go in to start my injections about a week before the donation, they called to postpone. And a week or two later, called to say the donation would no longer be necessary. If I had registered at 18, that man might still be alive, instead of being offered hope right at the end, only for the rug to be pulled.
So, now I like to encourage others to register. Two people who I encouraged to register ended up donating! It’s rare that you’ll even get a match, and even more rare that you actually end up donating, since sometimes the matches end up not being close enough, or there will be a few matches so they take the best one. Personally, I’m absolutely terrified of needles. It was the low chance of it mattering that got me to sign up anyway, and when push came to shove, i knew tolerating the fear was such a small giving, compared to what the person was receiving.
I’m officially registered now ( sent my kit back in the mail days ago) and all it took was a few cotton swabs in the mail!
I know only like 1 in every 1000 donors ever get a chance to donate but dammit I’m gonna be here just in case.
I lost my aunt to an aggressive form of brain cancer when I was 17. When I went off to college that summer. During welcome week, they had a speaker come in that shared his story about how he had an aggressive cancer, was saved by a "Be the Match" donor, and encouraged us to register. I've never signed up for anything so quickly. It's been four years and I haven't received the call yet, but I truly hope I do at some point. I also hate needles, but if it means that I potentially save a life and that someone gets to see their mom/dad/grandma/pa/son/daughter/whoever again, you can bet your ass I'm taking that needle.
I've been registered for at least 15 years. It was free to do when donating blood. They send me an email every year or so. I keep my information updated. I'm waiting for the day I am a match and will be as brave as you if I'm called. I'm sorry to hear your donation didn't come in time. But your story may end up saving the lives of others. Testimony is powerful and maybe that was your purpose all along.
>I can't imagine what it would be like to look at another human being and know that they were only alive because of you.
It's like a father-daughter relationship right? They literally gave her life again.
This hit me as a father of 2 boys... Like not to trivialise it but it hits on anothee level when you read it like that. And everyday they wouldnt be who they are
We need a sub for reunions between survivors and their rescuers.
I wholeheartedly agree. I just saw another clip of a man meeting the officer who saved him from drowning at 9 years old. Amazing.
I have a distant family member who was saved as a little girl from a fire in her house; damn near didn't make it. She recently reunited with the guy who saved her (35-40 years later). They keep in touch now; pretty emotional.
There was another one between a cop and a young man he saved from drowning on the front page today.
Set it up my dude :)
For those two guys, that is something that they can always consider when times are tough or when they know they have been less than adequate or even a shitty human being, they know that once they did the right thing. That can change a person's life.
Just earlier today, there’s a post on /r/nextfuckinglevel (iirc) about a cop who saved a kid back in 97 only for them to reunite recently. Now this. Damn ninjas cutting onions
That’s the one!
IM GONNA START CRYIN IN THE GYM IN BETWEEN SETS😭😭
Do it. No pain, no gain!
Psh, let me know when you can squat sobs.
Bet you’d hit some crazy PRs if you just let it all out lmao
I once did a workout a few hours after finding out a close friend had died the previous night. I was at home and turned the music way up, and about halfway through this one song came on and it crushed me. All this emotion just came out at once and I remember bawling my eyes out and kept going and going and was in so much physical pain but I didnt even care.
I was doing pushups at the time and just kept going until my body gave out and just layed on the floor for a few minutes. I must have double or tripled what I normally would do. But in that moment I just kept thinking that my pain didnt matter because he wouldnt be able to do anything again so what did it matter.
Edit: so yeah a pr could be a solid possibility
Sorry for your loss, man.
But yeah, I was only half-joking. Intense emotion is a hell of a drug
Yeah didnt meant to get all super sad story on you. Just reminded me of that moment, and thanks. Was a few years ago.
Truth there. Years ago when I found out my girlfriend at the time (but not for much longer) cheated on me, I decided to go for a run. Ended up running until my entire body was numb and took a bus home from where I stopped. Made it about 6 miles, mostly uphill. Keep in mind, I wasn't in running shape then. I've never been in running shape. 6 miles is a fucking lot for me. Intense emotions can definitely push your workouts to a new level.
Man, it's been a shitty day. I REALLY needed to see people being good to each other.
I hope tomorrow is a better day for you, friend. Stay strong, hugs from an internet stranger.
I hope sharing this is in some way cathartic for you. It was for me. It will pass and it will get better. Hang in there and ride it out. My best.. internet stranger #2
I’m amazed she kept her composure knowing what she knew, seeing them and just holding it in until the time is right. Beautiful stuff.
The full podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjR37keKs0
Recommend. The conversation is much longer and fascinating, Desiree is involved each step of the conversation, plus you can see the facial expression better. Kudos
can't hear where I am, what happened?
The two men on the far right tell a story of how they went fishing and saw a capsized boat. There were two bodies where the boat was but they saw something else floating away. It was a girl and she was alive, so they scooped her up and starting treating her for hypothermia while waiting for the Coast Guard. They were told that woman in the video was a translator but it was the girl they had saved 35 years ago.
In addition to this, they were at a point to get around and island, it would have been the same distance to go east vs west. Had they gone the other direction, the girl would most likely never have been found.
Honestly, there should be an offshoot of r/mademesmile called r/mademehappycry
There is something so special about grown men showing that level of emotion. Right in the feels.
As a dude, I have a soft spot for men who cry. I can't exactly tell why, it's just that when a man cries, I know he's been through some shit.
Link to the full ep if anyone wants to sweat more through their eyes
Here is the article I read about this:
This story reminds me of the video where the guy saved children from the Nazis, and it was revealed that they were in the audience, then they re-revealed that it wasn't just a handful of children, but everyone in the audience were the children he saved. What a surreal video to watch, and this one has me crying just like that did.
wow. This made me cry.
I just watched this 6x in a row a balled every time. I don't why I needed this right now, but I did.
They just FOLDED.
So the tip of the boat was above water and the parents still both died?
Yes, her whole family died - mum, dad, little sister, aunt, and uncle. From the articles that I read it sounds like only the 2 kids had life jackets and the water was very cold, plus it was nearly 24 between their boat sinking and the girl being found. Her dad swam away to try and find help and presumably drowned, her uncle kind of gave up after a while and drowned and the mother, aunt and little sister all died of hypothermia I think. The little girl was barely conscious due to hypothermia and wouldn’t have survived much longer if she hadn’t been rescued when she was.
That's a brutal level of loss for this girl... Damn.
The deception pulled by the host was very holesome for the boys
I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING!
Yes. Yes I am.
I’m crying enough for the both of us.
Gross crying right now. Not sniffling or tears just straight blubbering. I needed this today.
I’m with you on this! Bawling my eyes out!
If this resonates with you I cannot recommend enough reading the “Optician of Lampedusa” by the Journalist Emma Jane Kirby.
The true story of two couples on a dinky sailing boat who come across two hundred migrants drowning in the Med.
It really is a “What would you do?” Book unlike any others. It’s an impossible situation, what do you do? Who do you save? When do you stop? How close to sinking yourself can you risk it?
Not an easy read but will make you understand vividly the migrant crisis between Europe and Africa.
You will also appreciate just how damn brave it is on a boat to try and save someone on a sinking ship. It is not easy.
I saw it coming, but it still hit me hard when she revealed who she was. God bless all of them
When Prophet Muhammad said "Saving one human life is equivalent to saving whole humanity", I think this is what he meant.
These men saved a person's life, and she grew up to be a wonderful human. Such a beautiful feeling.
Y'all, _Each One, Save One._
From depression, loneliness, hunger, death itself and whatnot.
Anybody else find this DIRECTLY BELOW the video on r/frisson of the dude meeting the officer that saved his life? Like holy fuck, Reddit!
And again, just like that, I'm crying on the toilet
I was about to skip this one, but the comments made me take a shot. I’m so glad I watched this.
Thanks for posting this. My heart breaks for Desiree, but this is beautiful.
Who's cutting onions around here...
This rescue happened on the day I was born.
That’s insane to me.
Jesus Christ. It’s wild how quick one can cry from actual genuine emotion. I didn’t even listen to the story. Just fast forward to the part where he says she is not a translator. It’s a nice reminder that no matter how much self hate I throw at myself, I’m still a human being with empathy and compassion. How could I possibly ask for more
Can we please start tagging posts like this with ONION-INSIDE?
These are my favorite videos on the internet. I saw one yesterday where a guy came up and surprised a cop that had saved him from drowning in a pool when he was 5 years old. In this crazy world, it’s so nice to see humans still having compassion for one another.
Me and two of my friends were rescued by a crew of Vietnamese fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico back in the mid 1990’s. I wish I had gotten their names or the name of the boat to send them a cool gift or something special. It was all such a blur even though we spent 9-10 hours together.
I didn’t cry since I’m a man and men don’t cry. However, I had some water or something splashed on my face at the time those guys started crying. What an amazing story OP, thanks for sharing this.
Will someone stop cutting onions please
Simultaneously made and ruined my day.
(Washes makeup back off, starts again)
Former tuna/sword fisherman here. It's incredible how lucky she is. A lot of people don't realize how vast it truly is out there and how low chances of being found are. We'd be out for two to three weeks. Sometimes be days without even seeing another boat.
The best. This sub restores my faith in humanity
The moment he says this is not a translator. Tears.
"Guys, I'm...I'm a fake translator. I don't know any Spanish at all. This isn't going on Mexican TV."
we had ninjas cutting onions before.
now we have ninjas bringing the onions in front of you and then start cutting
Damn allergies…always making my eyes water…what a fantastic story!
And they say men don’t cry..
Only real men cry
…Ok, I like that - mind if I steal it?
Be my guest, it is just a simple truth.
Strong men also cry, Mr Lebowski. Strong men also cry.
A real man knows when something is worth crying for. :)
As someone who sailed to Catalina many times, I have to say, this is a remarkable story and she was lucky to be picked up before drowning. So happy they got to meet her. Heroes, right there.