Many Viners know I was a college professor and then a Dean before I retired in 2010. One of my closest, oldest friends was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. There's really nothing the doctors can do for her. She took three days of chemo, but decided that's not for her and is receiving palliative care at home now. She's probably got a few months left.
She posted something about all this on my Facebook timeline and a former student of mine (in the last group of students I taught) saw it and contacted her. He didn't know her and I hadn't "introduced" them or anything. He graduated in December and has a job, but it doesn't start until September. He offered to help her out however he could for free.
So he's more or less moved in with her now and is being a terrific help. She has a mentally retarded son (in his 30s). He's very highly functioning. He raises purebred dogs as a business and is financially self-supporting, but he'll always need someone watching out for his interests. So they're doing the paperwork for my former student to become her son's guardian when she passes.
There are so many bad stories out there and so much sadness and evil and horror in the world. I thought I'd share this one piece of genuinely good news with you all.