There are so many good people in the world. Today, the family of Roger Kreutz invited the teenager who accidentally killed him to a memorial service for Kreutz.
Aaron Poisson grabbed a tip jar off the counter at Starbucks and ran out. Roger Kreutz tried to stop him. Aaron hit Kreutz with his car, fatally injuring him. Aaron served 9 months in jail. The day he got out, he met with Chris Kreutz, and that began the healing.
I've covered relatives of victims so many times and I am always struck and humbled by the ones who are able to forgive. And that's the case today with the Kreutz family. Aaron Poisson was in tears, a young man who also has paid for a rash act and whose life was forever changed by it. He says there's not a day that goes by that he doesn't think of it and he hopes his story will be a lesson for others. I wish him well.