Amid the horror, good deeds shine through

Last Monday's Boston bombings were a shocking eruption of violence at a family day out, but the aftermath brought out the best in many people, writes Martha Kearns.

20th April, 2013
Police officers attend to US runner Bill Iffrig, 78, after the first explosion in Boston last Monday. Photo: Getty

Five smiling faces look out from the perfect family portrait. A father, with his young son and daughter sitting on each knee, has just blown out the candles on his 38th birthday cake. Behind them stand his wife and his older son, party hat askew.

That same father today mourns the death of the son who sat on his knee in the photograph. He does this while holding a vigil at the hospital bedsides of...

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