These are the stories which defy the cynics.
The thought that life could change in an instant through illness is something that is never far from people’s minds, as well as who might catch them when they fall.
Our front page today shocks because the life of David Bloomfield and his family has been so drastically changed by events completely out of their control.
It is a reminder we are not always the master of our destinies.
But then consider the efforts by his mates to help make life for David and his family that little bit easier. That is what lifts the spirit.
There has already been a good response on social media from the community, and if previous fundraisers for David are anything to go by, then this area will once again rally for one of its own.
It is the simple act of helping a friend in need, and it is worth celebrating.
n The expansion of Long Stratton will be the most rapid change to the village in its history. Most agree with the 1,800 homes and a bypass deal. The test for South Norfolk Council is the robustness of their plans for the supporting infrastructure.