With everything that’s happening in the world today, it can be challenging to keep one’s faith in humanity. We’re living in a country that’s bitterly divided along partisan political lines. We’re teetering on the brink of war with Iran. And it seems like the gaps between horrific mass shootings keep getting shorter and shorter.

But those grim examples don’t tell the whole story about people and the underlying goodness many of them possess. If you doubt that, consider the case of Sonrisa Bustamante and Theo Romero.

Sonrisa is a senior at Central High School, a high achiever inside and outside the classroom. She’s a cheerleader who was elected as a member of the school’s homecoming court, which means she probably could have gone to last Friday’s homecoming dance with just about anybody she wanted.

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