Didja hear the latest?
We sure have. More times than we care to count. And then again. And then some more. We've heard it all.
It's not to say you don't have compassion about a great human interest story and want to share it with friends. We think the world IS a better place for knowing the great things people do. We also think the faith we have in people takes a step backward when someone deliberately lies, to make up human interest stories that have absolutely no basis in fact. When an email asks you to chain letter your friends to help a sick child or advance some benevolent cause, always question the validity. Use these trusted sites as a reference.
Snopes.com - The San Fernando Valley Folklore Society's Urban Legends Reference Pages
About.com Urban Legends Lookup
Spare yourself and your friends time over some tearjerking story that (with no exaggeration) 95% of the time is not true. Some of the "current" tales being spread via email date back to 1995.
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