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‘Tonight, I was so tired I didn’t want to even carry my own purse. So, he did. He carried it, just like he carries so many burdens.’: 911 dispatcher says ‘sometimes, all you need is someone who will carry your purse’

“I am an ‘essential worker.’ A 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher to be exact. We’re feeling the change at work, just like all the other front-line people. I wish for you somebody who will carry your purse. Because sometimes, that’s all you really need.”

‘She was hunched over in the tub. I ran with my naked, wet daughter. One more pound on her back, the toy flew out.’: Mom hopes you read her plea for CPR training ‘with a racing heart’

“I heard a noise from the bathroom where my daughter had been happily singing the ABC song, and had just shouted to me, ‘I almost done cleaning up, Mama.’ I had left her in the empty bathtub to clean up her toys. Actions we’ve done a million times before. Something did not register right in the noise. Loud is always a good sign with kids. Quiet is not.”

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