Yes, it’s a story about a boy and a dog. But it’s so much more. This story delves deeply into the therapeutic benefits of helper dogs for children with disabilities — and the story of one child, in particular.
(When you hit the link, scroll down because the story is situated low on the page.)
This was my Sunday reading, and I think it’s a great example of what happens when a reporter manages to turn the inside out.
The other story I couldn’t stop reading today was this one, from the latest New Yorker, about Tyler Clementi — the young man whose suicide helped galvanize the “It Gets Better” movement. The reporting here tells a different, more nuanced story about what happened between Tyler and his roommate, who is accused of cyber-bullying Tyler.
The reporting in both these stories is seamless and sensitive.
What did you read this weekend?