Yesterday it’d been reported that 12 officers and two civilians had been shot and five lives lost as a sniper targeted police in the Dallas shooting.
During the horror of the gunshots and the chaos caused by thousands trying to flee at once – these people huddled towards a pram to protect the infant inside.
A child they probably didn’t even know.
The powerful image, originally shown on CNN footage, posted by @Khanoisseur was flagged up by Nate Horman, who used to be a journalist at Boston Metro.
He wrote: ‘In the middle of the horror, in the wake of nightmare, amid the outrage and the call to arms is this moment of humanity: People, black and white, surrounded a baby stroller in Dallas as the gunfire broke out.
‘This is the better nature of our angels. This is who we are and who we should strive to be.’
Amen to that.
The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media.
Micah Xavier Johnson, who fatally shot five officers and wounded seven more before police killed him with a remote-controlled bomb on Friday, lived with family members in the blue-collar suburb of Mesquite, where he played basketball for hours at a time.