“He was the last to leave the room, and as he started walking away, Ronnie grabbed his hand and gingerly asked: ‘Hey, can you stay and watch a movie with me?’ Blair explained to Ronnie that he had to go to work, but he promised to come back later that evening. He had a date night planned with his wife, he said, but knowing her, she would also rather be at the hospital than out at a restaurant.” WaPo (gift, and it really is a gift, article for ND readers): A father nearly killed his son in a gruesome crime. One of the detectives on the scene later adopted the child.

+ Reminder: About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly Covid-19 breakthrough case.

+ “One job turned into two, which quickly became five and then 10. After just a month, or so, a full-blown nonprofit was established.” Wayne man’s lawn-mowing charity growing at ‘overwhelming’ rate, now in 16 states.

+ Imported aloha spirit infuses thriving Hawaiian cultural life into Las Vegas community. (Aloha spirit without the humidity? Count me in!)

+ More than $170,000 raised in 24 hours for mother and three kids facing eviction.