This was a nice little moment at Har-Ber High School in Springdale when officials converted the school’s gym into a shelter for those displaced by the ice storm. Like so many other places across Northwest Arkansas, strangers became friends in need due to shared circumstances. It’s odd that it seems to take an event of this magnitude to bring out the best in us. Sometimes I wonder how much better our world would be if we were as kind and generous to one another every day.
Abygail Welles, 5, watches as her mother feeds Isabella Allred while her mother Rebecca Allred, background, reads a newspaper at Springdale Har-Ber High School in Springdale on Thursday. Both women and their families spent Wednesday night at the school which was opened as a shelter.