A moving story about anonymous donors to the Miami Zoo
August 16, 2014 1:03 AM   Subscribe

The angel approached in the summer of 1993, after the storm. Ron Magill, the goodwill ambassador and communications director of Zoo Miami, wrote this first-person article for the Miami Herald as a tribute to two longtime donors to the zoo.
posted by Pyrogenesis (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
That is a lovely story. Everyone involved went above and beyond. Nice to see.
posted by GoLikeHellMachine at 4:18 AM on August 16, 2014

Lovely and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
posted by PlantGoddess at 5:43 AM on August 16, 2014

Great story and wonderful people. I'm glad he kept their trust and honoured their wishes.
posted by arcticseal at 6:03 AM on August 16, 2014

They should look to the future and start to convert to an aquarium.
posted by Space_Lady at 6:52 AM on August 16, 2014

Is it dusty in here?

Thanks for this.
posted by notsnot at 7:11 AM on August 16, 2014

That was very sweet. I resolve to try to be a better person.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:14 AM on August 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

That was very nicely written. I got a little buzz when he finally revealed their names.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:14 AM on August 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Neat story - and wonderful that the writer made such a meaningful relationship with them over many years.
posted by leslies at 10:08 AM on August 16, 2014

Thank you for this story, Pyrogenesis.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 11:18 AM on August 16, 2014

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