Today, our special story has to do with people who don’t even know each other, which reminds us of the famous line from “A Streetcar Named Desire.” At the very end, Blanche DuBois says this: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” In this case, our story lives up to that very line, but first, let’s see how this came to be. The scene is beautiful Monterey, California.
A female police officer, Leslie Zerebny, was killed in the line of duty when a gunman in Palm Springs opened fire. Officer Zerebny was one of two officers slain.
It was particularly devastating, because her husband was now alone taking care of their 4-month-old baby girl Cora.The Monterey community learned about the incident and were deeply affected by it, especially since Officer Zerebny had just returned to duty following maternity leave.
A Zerebny family relative asked for folks’ prayers on social media. One woman named Ashley asked the family member if donated breast milk could help baby Cora. Yes, said the relative, and a major effort got underway.
The results were quite spectacular.Mr. Zerebny was quite touched by the amazing gift he soon received; more than 500 ounces of breast milk from moms in the Monterey area landed on his doorstep.
The family member delivered the wonderful gesture to him for Cora. That’s right, about 32 lbs. of breast milk to help the grieving father, relatives and especially, beautiful baby Cora. The kindness of strangers tells it all.