Almost run down by a fast-paced BMW, the terrified kid goat dodged yet another bullet, or more to the blunt point, a fancy car. The previous day it had been chaotic traffic on an overpass that nearly claimed her life and the day before it could well have been a train. Whilst her past remains uncertain it was clear her future would have been both bleak and sealed had she not been seen for the vulnerable little being in urgent need of a kindly hand that she was. With the universe guiding her to the safety of a secure backyard, all kind-hearted council rangers could do was watch and thank their (and her) lucky stars they were at the right place at the right time. Not long thereafter the Lady in the Hat stood peering into the back of the Edgar’s Mission Kindness van cooing the words “I see you, you’re safe now”, and for the first time in a long time ICU was.
The message of this story is simple: if only people could take the time to peer into the eyes of the animals who are farmed for food and fibre they would see before them, staring nervously back, a being who, just like us, desperately wants to live. The power balance here is enormous, yet the garden of our souls knows it should also tilt towards kindness as we utter the words “I see you”—and the world will be as it should.