voovoo: yup. There was an article posted by ABC news and people were commenting on it saying that the reason this is such a big deal is bc he died and was white, while the gorilla incident, they were black and didnt die. I dont believe it was a race thing, I think the alligator was a horibble freak and tragic accident and the gorilla incident was a child who didnt listen. He didnt listen to his parents or any of the strangers that tried to stop him.
In both situations, I blame the property.
1) it should never bee that easy for a kid to fall into a gorilla pit!! That zoo is asking for trouble.
2) Disney failed to warn. Simple as that. Having a no swimming sign is not a warning of alligators. That family is from Nebraska, and would not be expected to know of the huge population of alligators in FL. We cant assume that everyone knows this.
This family is going through something so tragic, so horrific, and look at all these people judging. Telling them they are stupid for letting their little boy dip his feet in the water. People today lack serious compassion. Put yourselves in their shoes, and just try to imagine for one second whst they are feeling. Its impossible.
I know that when I heard that news, I went home and hugged my daughter, tearfully, bc just the thought of something like happening makes my heart literally ache.
Personally, in FL, i would never go in merky waters bc I spent my summers in FL, so I have a fear of alligators. And when I go to the beach I don’t go past my knees. I have a fear of whats in the water.
What has happened to these parents is a horrible thing. And as a society we need t take a step back, put ourselves in that parents footstepss and have some serious compassion and understanding. Mistakes are made, kids dont listen sometimes, and tragic accidents happen. So instead of us sitting on our computers telling them how they failed, we should come together and support them. Bc what these parents are going through is awful. And now that we have social media, its even harder!