This is about people doing The Right thing.
Marie-Hélène Primeau was killed on her way home from work. She was struck by a drunk driver. The man spent nine hours at a local strip club then (apparently) talked them into letting him drive home. He's been previously convicted for drinking and driving. She was 17 and had just finished her first day of community college.
Her father interviewed in all the local papers today, said that out of respect for his daughter, for the light she brought to everyone's life, for all the good she did for those around... the family has decided that they will not be angy. They will not be consumed with rage. They will not seek revenge. They see a man broken by addiction and ask us to extend a hand. Help the addicted and the centres that help them. In that way she lives on in light. She lives on in helping others. Not in vengence and hate.
Fundamentally, it's the world we all want to live in. It is just a lesson we only seem to use when it's convenient. With grace and dignity, Marie Hélène's family are showiing us to live it all the time. It's a brave and difficult thing to do. My prayers and thoughts are with them -- she sounded like an amazing child in an amazing family. And it's a tremendous loss to us all.