Often, during our darkest hour, it’s hard to see the good in anything or anyone. But when one family lost their young son, it was the compassion of those around them that got them through. So now they’re on a mission to cultivate kindness around the world, and in 2015 they had the most encouraging sign that their word was spreading.
In October 2012 science teacher Richard Specht, his wife Samantha and their four children – including their 22-month-old son Richard – were living in Sound Beach, New York. They were a happy, family much like any other. That is, until tragedy stuck.