|"The Rescuing Hug" photo by Chris Christo of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette|
When these babies, Kyrie and Brielle Jackson (love those names!), were born prematurely, Brielle wasn't doing so well. One enterprising nurse decided to "co-bed" the twins and to everyone's amazement, Kyrie snuggled up to her struggling sister and (unbelievable!) tucked her arm around her. It didn't take long for Brielle to stabilize. Two case-in-points: 1) touch and affection are life-saving, and 2) we are inherently compassionate and designed to help each other.