In case you missed it in the flurry of family activity, the haze of tryptophan, or the buzz of wine (guilty on all three counts), outstanding Americans Sean Doolittle, pitcher for the Oakland A’s, and Eireann Dolan, his girlfriend, hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for Thanksgiving this year in Chicago, sending a message of goodwill and generosity that would make Ms. Liberty proud.
Eireann Dolan wrote a heartfelt piece on her blog about her reasons for hosting the families. It’s worth a click. Any child of an immigrant can relate. Come to think of it, unless you’re full blooded Native American, you’re a child of an immigrant too.
As she quoted in her piece:
“Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise.” –William Butler Yeats
We try to give you breaking news when can, but in this case, eh, so what if we’re a little late? Good news can be hard to find–take it whenever and wherever you can get it.