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I love seeing stories like this on a Friday to kick off the weekend on a great note. This story from ABC News features a loving relationship and untouchable bond out of High Point University in North Carolina. In the recent months where tragedy seems to flood the news, these are the bright stories that outshine all the negative.
Collin Smith, 22, and Ernest Greene, 72, may be an unlikely pair, but they are considered a “packaged deal” on the campus of North Carolina’s High Point University.
Smith and Greene’s bond was forged in tragedy when, just before Smith’s freshman year of high school, he was involved in a horrific car accident. Smith, a three-sport athlete, was paralyzed from the chest down.
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“A physical therapist came in and was like, ‘Hey, you’re not going to walk again,’ so it was kind of a shock,” he said. “Basically, your life has been stopped and you have to figure out and pick up the pieces.”
Greene, who’d recently retired as an engineer, heard about the accident through his church and felt what he described as “a calling” to help the teenager, whom he’d never met, though they attended the same church.
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