It begins with this March 3rd post on the blog, Morning Bray Farm, where we first were introduced to a forgotten little donkey: Agony. Everyone who read about him was haunted by his sad plight, and many tried to come up with a solution for him. (Be sure to read all the comments on each post).
Then came wonderful news on March 14th: He Will Never Be Roped Again. It was a short post, just to let readers know he had been rescued.
Today's post gave the details of how Patrick came home to a safe and loving place.
It gets even better. Two more donkey bloggers (betcha didn't know there was such a thing) from New Mexico and Oregon came to Justina's aid at Morning Bray Farm to help out when she had to be away at work. You can read their accounts and see lots more photos of Patrick's first interactions with caring humans.
They are (and I was kidding with the "donkey blogger" label--you'll see that they blog about way more):
Linda of the 7MSN Ranch: A Lucky Donkey Finds His Pot of Gold
Danni of On the Way to Critter Farm: I Saw Magic Happen Today
There! In a world filled with tragic news from Japan, I can offer you no more heartwarming story. So get out the box of tissues and prepare for joy.
Then we can get back to figuring out how to help the suffering people in Japan: See 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami for crisis response resources.
*Surprised by Joy is the title of a book by C.S. Lewis; I have always loved the phrase