This was the first-ever video response created for CBC’s Generation Why magazine. This contribution was featured on the top of CBC’s Facebook page the day it was published.

Appeared online in CBC’s Generation Why magazine, April 19, 2013

My cousin was so close to the second explosion at the Boston Marathon that the building she was in shook from the blast.

Her story made the headlines hit home for me, as did the CBC report saying there were more than 2,000 Canadians registered for the race.

The deadly explosions dominated Monday’s news, but what I feel characterized this event was the Mr. Rogers’ quote that went viral:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

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