BOSTON, Mass. (KTLA) — Stories of heroism and kindness are beginning to emerge from Monday’s tragedy in Boston.
53-year-old Carlos Arredondo, the man in a cowboy hat you may have seen in all of the news coverage, is being called a hero.
Arredondo didn’t run for cover when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday.
He rushed to help a man in a wheelchair who was one of the most severely injured on scene.
Carlos knew if he didn’t try to save him, the man would die.
Arredondo knows about suffering and death. He was wearing buttons on his shirt of his two sons. One of them a 20-year-old marine killed in Iraq. The other is the marine’s little brother who hanged himself in despair.
Many of the images of fear and panic are being replaced by people coming together, holding hands and candles lighting up the darkness after a devastating day of destruction.
Glimpses of loved ones finally reunited are being seen from Tennessee, to the nation’s capitol, to the streets of New York City.
These are all the things the president talked about. How a nation triumphs during tragedy.
-Lynette Romero, KTLA News