With the sheer amount of news stories being shared online these days, it’s sometimes easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the world is a hopeless place.
After all, tragedy sells, or so they would have us believe, meaning that a good deal of what we see across social media and our news networks focuses on things that we might not wish to see, whether they be in our interests or not.
Yet there are just as many acts of compassion and kindness carried out every day all over the world. Sure, one has to dig a little deeper to find them, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
One couple in Cincinnati, Ohio have most definitely proven that to be true, after adopting two sets of twins in one day so that they could keep the siblings together.
As per reports, Karen and Tobias Thompson, both 55, adopted 14-year-olds Wilnya and William and 9-year-olds Shania and Sharleathea last week.
They had been caring for Wilnya and William – Karen’s twin nephew and niece – since 2015, and began to foster Karen Shania and Sharleathea around one year later.
Speaking to Fox News, Karen said: “We had an empty house, an empty nest, and then we ended up with the four.”
Karen and Tobias have seven kids from previous marriages, but all of them are grown up. They also have 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren between them.
“There’s never been a dull moment. But my grandkids, I can send them back home,” Karen said.
“Now that we have our own kids again and are raising them together, it’s a good thing, but it’s a challenge, too.”
After a number of years together in the Thompsons’ home, the two sets of twins have made great progress. Their adoptions were made official on September 9.
“It was wonderful,” Karen said. “It was just wonderful.”
She went on to say that adopting the twins was a way of “spreading the love.”
“We give them that time and attention,” she said. “Even though we have two full-time jobs, we still make time for them.”
I don’t know about you, but I think what Karen and Tobias have done is absolutely beautiful. Giving a home to not only one set of twins, but two? Their compassion deserves to be commended!
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