And a little later,
how to get out of debt by masturbating on a stage. But right now, the nightmare
of losing one’s entire family is almost unimaginable
to most of us, yet our guest, Don Groton,
was forced to face just such a tragedy
eight months ago when his wife and two sons
were killed by a drunk driver. Don, thank you so much
for being with us this morning. Thank you. I’m just trying
to hang in there. Well you’ve been so brave.
-As you may already know Don, Today Now has partnered
with Bridles of Hope, a charitable foundation which
donates miniature therapy horses to those who are grieving
and Don, you are our next lucky recipient. Derek, come on out. Don, you’ve endured so much.
It’s time to let us take the reins. This animal is for me?
-That’s right. Miniature horses
are specially trained to help ease emotional pain. From now on you’ll have
this horse’s comforting presence in your home
24 hours a day. But I live in an apartment.
-Oh, we know that Don because Today Now just delivered
400 bushels of oats there free of charge.
-Thank you but I’m not sure
I can handle a horse right now. Don, most of our recipients find
that having to constantly feed and clean up
after a miniature horse, well it becomes kind of
a daily regimen that keeps them
from dwelling on the past. Now Don, we’ve had a lot of success
with Bridles of Hope in the past. It was Cory who lost his mother
to a brain tumor and the Johnstons
whose house burned down. We’ve even sent
miniature horses to Afghanistan to comfort civilian families
that have been ravaged by war. Look, this would be great
if I wanted this but I don’t. Thanks, sorry. -Don’t you want
to ease your pain, Don? Yes, I guess, somehow.
Yes, sure. There will be more good times
Don with this Laura. That’s right, we’ve named her
after your beautiful wife. What? -And the miracles
don’t stop there either, Don. Not only are you getting
a new Laura, but Bridles of Hope are donating
three horses to make up for each family member
you lost. We’ve already loaded Kevin
and Joseph, your children into your Prius outside. Oh God, that’s Laura’s
favorite scarf! You recognize it?
-No, I don’t want these horses! It’s not going to work!
I just want to be alone! But you say that
in front of your Laura. You’re hurting her feelings,
Don. Don, maybe you’d like
to take a moment and tell Laura you’re sorry.
-Laura, come to Don. Look Laura in the eyes.
Don talk to her. It’s never going to be
the same again, Don. I’m sorry, but that’s just
the reality and you have to learn
to accept it. God. I don’t even know
what’s going on anymore. Why is this happening?
-The healing has begun. It has indeed. Okay, stick around
because you voted for it and coming up next we’re going to meet
the ugliest woman alive. Tonight in the news room, the National Organization
for Women released its list of women it’s okay
to call a cunt. Stay tuned for details.