We are off to see it later, and looking at the trailer I can almost see just why she found it so moving, for it seems to celebrate that almost undefinable thing termed so simply as "the human spirit"
In this modern world where technology, money and success is king, our relationships and contact with others often take a back seat in the hierarchy of needs of everyday life.
We sweat the small stuff......and boy...can I sweat the small stuff!
When the unfortunate souls atop the World Trade Centre waited for the end on that bright September morning, all many wanted to do was to hear their loved ones voices on the other end of a mobile phone one last time.
Survivors from the Boxing Day tsunami have reported great acts of bravery and kindness between perfect strangers...where an innate need to give support and succour to a fellow human being seemed more important than anything else in the world.
I am a firm believer of the goodness of people.
I don't think that this is a 'fluffy bunny' or saccharine view of life...
(believe me as a nurse I have seen my fair share of what the cynical human race has to offer)... No....I really do believe that what makes us good, generally , are those innate, unthinking moments that bind us to each other and which only really surface when the chips are well and truly down.