Fighting back tears, the father of a 6-year-old daughter killed in CT’s school shooting shared with reporters some surprising words of sympathy for the gunman’s family. Robbie Parker expressed no animosity or anger, offering only prayers for the family of the man who killed 26 people and himself.
“It’s a horrific tragedy, and we want everybody to know that our hearts and our prayers go out to them– this includes the family of the shooter. I can’t imagine how hard this experience must be for you, and I want you to know that our family, and our love and our support goes out to you as well.”
This type of love and forgiveness is redemption in a world of tired souls.